We are hiring for our GrowCity Youth Program!

GrowCity

Youth Education Specialist: Urban Farm

“At The Fruitful Field we grow people; in the process a lot of vegetables and fruit are produced.”

TFF seeks a part-time  Educational Specialist for our “GrowCity Farm and Table” youth program.  In its second year, GrowCity youth program at TFF provides a real-life paid work opportunity (after-school) on our non-profit organic urban farm as well as tangible development of soft skills to ten youth (ages 14-17) primarily from impoverished local neighborhoods. Through GrowCity, youth have improved future employability potential and entrepreneurship skills.  With work-based learning experiences and real tasks, as well as linkages to a wide variety of community members and professionals, youth improve their sense of responsibility, work skills, and soft skills, providing them with a strong foundation for a career in any field.

For the GrowCity Youth Education Specialist position, TFF seeks a responsible and  organized person who loves working with teens and getting their hands dirty at the same time.

The Education Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Setup and logistics for Daily Lessons
  • Assisting with on-site Program delivery & implementation
  • Everyday Record Keeping such as logging hours, quizzes, public speaking progress, etc
  • Assisting with Special Events such as: Cub Scout days, Plant sales, Instructional fair at Bright Horizons special needs school, Open House, etc.

The ideal candidate will have these qualifications:

      • Experience working with 14-16 year old youth.
      • Interest in Organic Gardening/Urban Farming (though no experience required)
      • Organizational skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.
      • Ability to pass a background check.
      • Willingness to work with a faith-based non-profit organization.
      • The ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs and participate in regular outdoor work.

Details & Hours:  

  1. Program Delivery Times: Mon/Tues/Wed from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, Required  (12 hrs/week minimum)
  2. Special Events: once a month (4-6 hrs per month; often Saturday morning)
  3. Other: 4-6 hrs/week on a negotiable basis
  • Starting Pay: $15/Hour beginning September 26 through May 3.
  • The Education Specialist is supervised by the GrowCity Program Manager.
  • Local applicants preferred, as no housing benefit is provided.

To Apply:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to info (at) thefruitfulfield.org  

Position closes Monday Sept 19th.  

The Fruitful Field Background:   TFF has been in existence for seven years, providing community gardening, sub-tropical agriculture, food forest, permaculture, urban farming, and community engagement opportunities (i.e., contact with the homeless, mentally ill, and inner-city youth, as well as ‘green surburbanites’, etc) to South Florida residents. Our Garden-Farm loves to see organically-grown vegetables in the hands of those who need them most via our unique ‘Buy-Give’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares program: Every share purchased ensures produce is given to needy families, food pantries, and soup kitchens, as well as supports our youth jobs program, GrowCity.  

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Fall Preparations have Started — our “Season” starts soon

The beginning of the season — we are starting to fill up our nursery with seedlings (some new varieties and many of our CSA subscriber favorites). Today, we started seeds for many varieties of #tomato #pepper #herbs #chard#eggplant #kale #greens #grownwithlove

Sign Ups for the CSA begin August 31st!

 

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Garden- Farm Intern Program- come learn and grow with us!

We’re ‘hiring’ for our big season! Inviting applications for our full -season Garden-Farm Intern Program (not to be confused with our high school ‘Grow-City’ internship).
This is our fourth year running–Interns learn about vegetable-growing, fruit tree care and are rewarded with delicious veggies every week. Check the link to apply!

http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/kNj7ptZSkmfP/

Garden Interns

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The summer sun has arrived

As we wrap up our main growing season we use tools such as this “tunnel” with aluminate cover to grow a few herbs and veggies during the summer sun and it’s heat.  We also use some of the grow areas on our property that have partial shade from trees.

 

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Our First GrowCity Graduating Class

We are sooooo proud of these guys!!

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Gardening, Mulching, Speaking, Cooking, Creating works of Artistic expression, Public Speaking, Tour Guides par excellence.

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Tea in the Garden 2016

A Fruitful success!

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Check our Facebook page for full galleries of photos on the sold out event!

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFruitfulField/

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