The Learning Farm Supervisor will oversee all aspects of edible learning gardens and programs located across the Central Valley. The ideal candidate will not only ensure that the locations are developed and optimally maintained, but will also assist in instructional design and lesson planning, management of garden staff/volunteers, communications to community members, and proactive grant-writing.
Here's what you'll do:
Design and develop edible learning gardens in Lost Hills and Delano, CA and assist Ag prep partner school learning garden programs
Develop and execute a planting and harvest schedule for each location
Oversee the documentation of garden maps and harvest plans
Guide instructors on the maintenance of the garden, including but not limited to composting, planting, harvesting, propagation, and cultivation
Assist in the design of curriculum, instructional units, and individual lessons that support learning initiatives
Manage garden maintenance, including planning, planting, composting, crop rotation, soil fertility, pruning, irrigation, and pest control
Plan for and ensure the optimal level of harvest production
Guide weekly meetings for garden staff to ensure productivity, prioritization, and preparation
Maintain optimal supply inventory through documentation and responsible ordering
Facilitate engaging and rewarding experiences for leadership, volunteers, educators, and students
Develop and maintain the Learning Farm operating budget
Other important duties:
Prepare and periodically update protocol manuals for irrigation and propagation
Maintain and update plant database and identification signs throughout each garden
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field required (horticulture, botany, agricultural sciences, etc)
At least three years of garden management experience in an educational setting required
Ability to work with all levels of staff, students, and volunteers
Demonstrated mastery of plant propagation, garden operations, irrigation systems, and garden equipment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility.
Subsidized gym membership.
Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.
Work life integration.
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