Farmer

Website Botanical Community Development Initiatives

Improving lives by connecting plants, people, and community.

We are looking for a positive, self-motivated individual interested in agriculture and community
development. This is a 15 hour/week position with opportunity for more hours as the
organization grows.
The Farmer will work alongside the farm team and volunteers to ensure that all crop
requirements are met, property is well-maintained, and volunteers are efficiently managed. The
farm is a 1-acre, no-till, diversified vegetable production operation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a 15 hour a week position with opportunity for more hours as the organization grows.
Community Roots Farm is located in Oceanside, CA. We are looking for a positive,
self-motivated individual interested in agriculture with a community purpose. This position will be
involved with all aspects of diversified vegetable, herb, fruit, and flower production, including but
not limited to:
● Bed preparation
● Planting
● Weeding
● Propagation
● Pruning
● Fertilizer application
● Trellising
● Soil mixing
● Managing Compost
● Post-harvest, including cleaning, washing, packaging and distribution of harvested
vegetables
● Irrigation installation and maintenance
● Maintenance of farm tools
● General farm maintenance tasks and repairs
● Record keeping
● Assist in facilitating weekly volunteer days at Community Roots Farm. This includes
set-up, orientation, training, and supervision. This is done in coordination with our
volunteer coordinator. *Note that we currently closed to all volunteers and the public.

Qualifications:
● Strong work ethic and ability to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather.
● Intermediate computer skills and some proficiency in Microsoft Office.
● Passion for interacting with, educating, and leading a diversity of community participants
and volunteers of varied ages, skills, abilities, and backgrounds.
● Cooperative, service-oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take
initiative, set priorities and see projects through completion .
● Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working with diverse communities.
● Interest and willingness to learn about small-scale agriculture and participate in both the
physical and mental work farming requires.
● A valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications
● 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience or a relevant college degree, especially within
the fields of organic/ecological/regenerative agriculture focused on vegetable production
● Technical knowledge and familiarity with irrigation construction, troubleshooting, and
repair.
● Tool maintenance and general handyperson skills
● Previous experience leading groups
● Light carpentry and building skills a plus!
● Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus!

Working Conditions
Working outdoors with exposure to southern California temperatures. Occasional weekend work
days for special events.

Physical Requirements
Walking, standing, sitting, climbing, stopping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and
pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., cutting, carrying.

To apply for this job please visit www.plantspeoplecommunity.org.