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2023 Food Access Fellowship

Unadilla Community Farm

West Edmeston, New York

Deadline Apr 10, 2023
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

Unadilla Community Farm's Food Access Fellowship offers a paid season-long opportunity for beginning farmers with at least one season of farming experience under their belt to skill up and deepen their farming knowledge. Fellows will learn the day-to-day operations of a non-profit farm focused on increasing food access through partnerships with local food pantries.

Under the mentorship of Unadilla Community Farm’s Project Manager, fellows will learn how to:

  • manage a food forest by applying principles of no-till organic farming, regenerative agroforestry, and permaculture design, with a focus on tending perennial fruits & herbs, cover crops, and garlic
  • run the farm’s Veggie Box Program, with a focus on harvesting and delivering crops to food pantries in the region
  • manage volunteer days by leading crews of volunteers from the surrounding community in tasks such as harvesting and wash & pack

Day-to-day tasks will include: seeding; transplanting; irrigation; holistic pest management; no-till cover crop management; weeding; mulching; trellising; pruning; harvesting, wash & pack; landscaping including lawn mowing and weed whacking; and no-till bed preparation.

Position Details:

  • Time Commitment: 22-week program from May 1-September 30, 2023. Fellows must be able to commit to the full season.
  • Schedule: 25 hrs a week
  • Stipend: $10,000 stipend per fellow for the season ($18/hr). Must be authorized to work in the U.S. We cannot offer work visas.
  • Required Experience: Applicants must have 1 season of paid farming experience (at a homestead/production farm/nonprofit farm or other farm type), OR must have completed Unadilla Community Farm’s Permaculture Internship.
  • Work Environment: Fellows should be able to carry 40 pounds and be on their feet walking, standing, moving, or squatting for up to 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. Fellows should feel comfortable with a variety of outdoor working conditions, including full sun, light rain, or light frost.
  • COVID Safety: Masks are required while working because we handle food items and work with vulnerable populations.
  • Room & Board: Fellows may commute to the farm, or apply to live on-site. For fellows who live on-site, room and board are provided at no charge.
HOW TO APPLY

Learn more about the fellowship and apply here: https://unadillacommunityfarm.org/education/

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