Growing Food and Sustainability has been running a Youth Farm program for three years. This year we are transitioning to a cooperative model! We are looking for people to join our team of volunteer cooperative members who are excited about growing healthy food and strong relationships together. Co-op members will learn from each other by sharing our skills and resources, and by co-managing a Youth Farm and CSA program.
Expectations of Co-op Members:
- Attend at least 2 weekend spring workdays (Options: Friday, March 13th 12-2:30pm, Saturday, April 11th 10am-12:30pm, Saturday, April 25th 10am-12:30pm, Friday, May 8th 12-2:30pm)
- 8 hours of farm labor each week during the peak growing season (May 18th-August 30th)
- 4 hours of farm labor each week during the fall growing season (August 31st-November 15th)
- Attend weekly Friday planning meetings from 4-5pm (May 18th-August 30th)
Benefits of Being a Co-op Member:
- Weekly supply of farm fresh produce
- Active participation and decision-making in a unique farming venture with great potential for individual learning and collaborative projects
- Learn how to manage a CSA program
- Learn how to grow food for yourself and your community!
- Experience working as part of a cooperative team
Interested? Email a cover letter by Sunday, March 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter should include:
- Any previous experience in gardening or farming (not required)
- Your interest in sustainable agriculture and/or working in a cooperative setting.
- Your expected availability for the growing season. Priority will be given to individuals who can commit to the full season, but some flexibility is possible.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Gabrielle, Natalie, and Robin