ABOUT THE POSITION
Project EATS (PE) seeks experienced seasonal farmers to join its dynamic and growing team. Through your work you will use organic, high-yield farming methods to establish financially viable small plot farms in communities that need fresh, healthy, nutritious food.
You will assist in developing and supporting a skilled and dedicated team of farm volunteers and resident workforce farmers. You will also assist in the installation of new PE farm operations in new locations and participate in community farm activities that strengthen resident ties, use, and support of their community-based farms.
Seasonal farmers will work at our various sites during the season. In 2023, PE will operate 5 farms that are located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Randall’s Island with two farms on rooftop locations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Work with farm site leaders and other seasonal farmers to effectively carry out and achieve the goals of PE’s 2023 farm operations plan to sustainably grow food at each farm that meets the standards and KPIs set for crop yields, quality, and crop loss.
Daily Farm Operations
You will be responsible for incorporating and using PE’s farming methods and techniques for:
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked and expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your supervisor.
Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. As no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply if you feel that much of the following matches your experience:
MANDATORY PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
ABOUT PROJECT EATS
Growing Urban Food Networks to Create Livable Futures
Project EATS (PE) occupies a unique space in the urban agricultural landscape of New York City. Founded in 2009 by artist Linda Goode Bryant, Project EATS seeks to catalyze and support residents and infrastructure of low-wealth urban communities to increase their own ability to create conditions that transform their neighborhoods into vital hubs for health and wellbeing. PE believes that increased self-determination and resiliency in these communities will enhance their economic power and food sovereignty.
The PE model features small-plot, community-based and operated, high-yield farms – both ground-level and rooftop. Using sustainable, primarily hand- grown, farming methods, and employing seeding, succession planning, and carbon waste reuse, PE works to maximize crop yields and provide the community with ease of access to healthy, ultra-local ‘income appropriate’ food. PE also operates community farm stands, food pantries, and food Farmacies, to increase resident access to and consumption of nutritious food, and offers an array of workforce development, employment, and learning opportunities for community members. The use of art in PE programs increases the use of imagination, creativity, commitment, and determination as tools for reshaping social, economic, cultural, and environmental conditions in communities that support their ability to thrive and enhance their visions of what’s possible.
For skilled and experienced farmers, Project EATS provides you with opportunities to use and expand your skills, experience, and passion for farming in a city where you can actively engage with a range of diverse communities, social activities, the arts, and culture.
PROJECT EATS VALUES
Project EATS’ work is anchored by the following five values:
New York, New York, United States