Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Detroit, MI--Do you want to sharpen your food growing skills? Are you interested in urban farming and local food systems? Have you wanted to start in on a long-term goal of farming or related work but weren't sure how?

Then maybe Buffalo Street Farm's  fall apprenticeship is for you! Read the job description and apply today if interested!


Buffalo Street Farm Apprenticeship
START DATE: Sept.  15, 2014
END DATE: Dec. 1, 2014

Buffalo Street Farm is seeking an enthusiastic apprentice to assist with farm tasks for the remainder of the 2014 growing season (September-November).  An ideal apprentice will be reliable and punctual and have a strong interest production based urban farming. This is a paid part-time (14 hour/week) seasonal nine-week apprenticeship.

About the Farm:
Buffalo Street Farm is a 3/4-acre urban farm located in Northeast Detroit. Produce from Buffalo Street Farm helps supply Detroit’s largest community supported agriculture (CSA) program, City Commons, as well as local markets with a wide variety of produce. Owners and longtime growers Chris McGrane and Minehaha Forman only use organic methods and take pride in contributing to the beatification of their neighborhood.

Work Description:
Apprentice will:
• Assist with harvest and market/ CSA preparations.
• Complete jobs that require physical labor such as shoveling and moving compost 
• Assist with bed preparation and ongoing tasks like weeding and watering
•Keep a schedule and have reliable transportation
• Assist with regular chores such as cleaning harvest bins, putting away tools after workday, etc

Must be 18 years or older
Must have at least 3 months experience in gardening or farming
Must be physically able to complete farms tasks

The ideal candidate:
• Has at least 6 months of experience that demonstrates interest in gardening/agriculture
• Is excited to gain experience in urban agriculture and impact local food systems
 Has a strong work ethic and is very reliable
• Is self-motivated and positive, takes direction easily, is curious and excited to learn
• Has a long-term goal of working in urban agriculture or related food system work

Compensation: This is an hourly position paying $8/hr

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume to ASAP before Sept. 10, 2014