The Roots CSA, a small charitable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm in Dalton Gardens Idaho, seeks an experienced vegetable grower to take charge of food production for the 2011 season with potential for long-term employment.
ROOTS CSA: In an area that is just awakening to the local food movement, The Roots CSA is Kootenai County's first and only charitable CSA program. By design the program recruits a small yet diverse network of low-income shareholders and full-priced shareholders who contribute not only funding but also volunteer labor to receive fresh local produce throughout the season. Beyond growing food, the CSA garden is also an educational resource to the community integrating hands on learning opportunities for both children and adults.
Under the strong support of the non-profit Kootenai Environmental Alliance, the Roots CSA program works to inspire more agriculture in Kootenai County by creating an edible landscape that: - Supports and builds the local agricultural food shed and its infrastructure - Reduces our ecological footprint and food miles by selling local and sourcing farm inputs as close as possible - Involves people of all income levels in local food production - Preserves farmland - Contributes to a healthy aquifer - Maintains biodiversity for current and future generations
RESPONSIBILITIES: Organic soil preparation, field and farm planning, appropriate crop selection, utilization of moveable chicken yard, succession planting, cultivating, weeding, managing irrigation systems, weekly harvest, weekly preparation of shareholder boxes, and managing on-farm volunteer labor.
We are looking for a handyman/woman with: - Experience in succession planting and vegetable production - A good attitude about hard work - Excellent leadership and communication skills - A desire to work with all kinds of people - An aptitude for good judgment and spur-of-the-moment decision making - Resourceful skills in repurposing donated materials - Ability to prioritize with minimal supervision
COMPENSATION: Dependent on prior experience.
TO APPLY: Send a Letter of Interest and Resume Deadline February 1, 2010 See website link to read more about the Roots CSA