Lansing Roots Intern - Multiple Positions



Lansing Roots, a new program under the Greater Lansing Food Bank, is designed to help limited resource and/or historically under-served individuals from the greater Lansing area begin successful market gardening and farming enterprises through an incubator farm setting. Participants of Lansing Roots receive a small plot of land to start their own farms and are provided workshops focused around practical skills in agriculture and business and a collaborative network through which to market and sell the food produced.


We are currently seeking interns to fulfill various roles within the Lansing Roots program for the upcoming 2014 Summer/Fall positions:


·         Community Farm Horticulture Assistant

·         Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program Assistant

·         Community Liaison for Refugee and Immigrant Farmers

·         Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Newsletter Assistant

·         Farm Marketing and Sales Assistant


Positions are expected to be filled by May 2014; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Full position descriptions and directions on how to apply attached.  

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Nature and Nurture Gardener and Farmer

Organic Landscape Gardening and Farming in Ann Arbor 

Organic Landscape Gardening and Farm business based in Ann Arbor is looking for full-time and part-time help, April-November, 3-5 days/week. We are looking for help with installation and maintenance of residential gardens and also for help on our organic farm. 


Are you looking for an outdoor job? 

Do you have experience doing strenuous physical labor? 

Do you want to learn about organic gardening and ecological restoration? 

Do you have the time and ability to work at least 18-40 or more hours per week? 

Are you strong and in good physical condition? 

Are you a self-motivated, reliable worker? 

Do you have your own vehicle? 

$9/hr starting wage 

If you wish to apply, send a RESUME with a cover letter and 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Farm Intern - Growing Hope

Organization Description: Growing Hope is a non-profit organization located in Ypsilanti, MI, that works to help people improve their lives and communities through gardening and increasing healthy food access, particularly for low-income families and individuals that otherwise would not have access to gardening resources and fresh produce.

Contact Person: Jared Talaga (Farm Manager) 
Phone: (734) 786-8401
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Number of Internship Openings: 3
Status: Unpaid
Availability: Positions open beginning April - August (not required to do a full 5 months.)
Hours: 20 hours per week (e.g. spring: 4 hours on TuesdayWednesday mornings, all day Friday).

Description: Growing Hope is looking for interns who are interested in learning the skills needed to run a small urban farm.  We grow a diversity of vegetables, fruits, and herbs on our small (less than 1 acre) urban demonstration farm in the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Interns will learn about organic farming practices, complete regular farm tasks, and learn the responsibilities required for maintaining a farm business from our experienced farm managers.  These skills include weeding, bed prepping, compost production, vegetable growing, harvesting/marketing techniques, and farm leadership.  This is a great opportunity for someone(s) looking to learn how to run a small, diversified vegetable farm and market their produce in the area of southeast Michigan (or beyond).  An ideal candidate is someone who is eager to learn, patient, and committed.  Though we prefer interns who would like to stay for the whole season, we will consider applicants who are interested in a minimum of a one-month experience.

Clerk I - Ann Arbor Farmer's Market


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Important Position Information: This is a temporary position which will be limited to 9 consecutive months or 1,560 work hours (whichever period is shorter) Temporary positions are not eligible for benefits. 

There is a possibility that this position may be renewed on an annual basis depending on the organization needs, funding and employee performance, in accordance with the City temporary worker’s policy.

Nature of Work:  Provides administrative support to center activities and programs by processing incoming phone requests for information and class registrations.  Maintains files, inventories and purchases program supplies, prepares bank deposits, maintains some accounting records, and performs some word processing.  May exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.   

Required Qualifications:  Good communication and customer service skills. CPR/AED and First Aid certification required by start of employment.   

Desirable Qualifications:  Ability to learn quickly and with minimal supervision.  Strong orientation to detail.  Good math skill and proficiency in the use of standard work processing and spreadsheet applications.  

Work Schedule:  Employees must be available to work every Wednesday (beginning in June): 7:30am-1pm and occasional Saturdays (beginning in May): 7:30am-2.  Positions are part-time and typically are between 6-12 hours per week.

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The Brinery: "Brinery Markets Manager," "Brinery Markets Representative," and "In-store Demos"

Do you think about The Brinery every night before you go to sleep in your airstream? Do you ferment for fun or preserve on principal? Does your smile and enthusiasm light up your favorite farm on weekends? Are you completely in awe of CSAs, local food culture and (most importantly) cabbage & seat salt?

Even if these things don’t totally apply to you, but you do, in fact, love The Brinery & great conversation, then we want to urge you to take a look at the job descriptions below and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you think you’re a good fit. We’d like to hire for these positions ASAP, so don’t hesitate. Applications for Market’s Manager is due April 7th, and we will accept the others on a rolling basis and hiring as soon as good candidates are found (more than one may be hired).

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