Farm Manager Position — Lynchburg Grows

Lynchburg Grows, Lynchburg Virginia  

Farm Manager Position

Background:

Lynchburg Grows is an urban farm that takes a hands-in-the-dirt approach to teaching others how sustainable food production promotes a healthy planet. Seeded in 2003, our non-profit’s mission is centered on giving people with special needs a space to share their talents and skills while acquiring new ones. We are situated on 6.8 acres in historic Lynchburg, Va., with two of those acres spread among nine greenhouses.

Position: Farm Manager

Lynchburg Grows is currently seeking a candidate to fill the Farm Manager position at our 7 acre urban farm and environmental education center. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for managing and developing the 150 member CSA and community food center, including planting and harvesting sustainably grown vegetables in an half-acre glasshouse, caring for our farm animals, and purchasing produce from regional farmers. The candidate must also help manage volunteers and work with people with disabilities as well as school age children. The position primarily requires knowledge and experience with vegetable growing and crop management and CSA experience is a plus. Lynchburg Grows is a small but growing operation and the Farm Manager will work side by side with our other 2 full time staff as well as our 5 part time employees. The position is full time seasonal with the potential for year-around full time employment in the future and we expect to hire in the next month. Please visit our website (www.lynchburggrows.org) to learn more about our mission and facility.

 If interested, send your resume and cover letter to contactus@lynchburggrows.org or via mail to P.O. Box 12039, Lynchburg, Virginia 24506.

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