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Farm Manager

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ARC-38 INC

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We are looking for two motivated individual with experience in farm management and homesteading to lead our farm department for spring summer and fall. We have over 180 native species of edible plants we cultivate and harvest for local restaurants, bars, farm markets and farm stands as well as our extensive fruit orchard and vegetable gardens. Our farm mangers will be in charge of planting schedules, weeding/watering schedules communicating with our Farm Stand Manger for weekly g arrest menus, managing volunteers for specific projects, recording harvests amounts, preparing seeds for storage, creating budget plans for the department.

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About ARC-38 INC

Location:

426 OLD ROUTE 22, AMENIA, NY 12501, US

Mission Statement

We are an environmental sustainability and outdoor survival education center located on 153 acres of property. ARC38 operates as a educational homestead and nature preserve applying a variety of methods and technology to educate and integrate new methods of infrastructure that address the 5 basic requirements for sustainable living, Food, water, waste management, energy. and shelter. By creating a living model of sustainability we provide opportunities for people to learn about renewable resources radical self reliance and permaculture through a hands on experience that demonstrates the necessity for a symbiotic relationship with nature.

Description

We are a relatively young and small organization, we have spent the first few years studying the land and cleaning up nearly 50,000 lbs of trash left by the previous stewards. In 2020 we started our 20 acre land remediation project removing a massive amount of invasive plant species and starting to reclaim a forgotten fruit orchard and vineyard that is nearly 400 years old. With the weekly donation of 200 inoculated mushroom bricks we used the invasive plants and damage or dead native trees to produce a 400 ft long 6 ft tall 15 ft wide mushroom wall innocukared with pink blue gold and king oyster mushrooms as well as lions mane. The mushroom wall act as a natural erosion control, while holding moisture for much of the season, when the mushroom have fully broken down the woody material the walls will become hugelkut├╝rs. This year we will be finishing the invasive species removal while we start to replant the area with over 100 native species to provide more stable and diverse habitat and tapered forage for local fauna. In 2020 we consttucted a commercial greenhouse that was generously donated by one of our members this spring we will be using it to start all of our seeds for this year's gardens.

Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

426 old route 22Amenia, NY 12501

(41.8181,-73.55531)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Depending on season and weather minimum of 15 hours a week and maximum of 40 hours a week in peak harvest/ planting times
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs, be comfortable working on knees/ bending over,

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