- Published on Monday, 11 November 2013 02:31
Location: Washington, D.C.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Grassroots Intern beginning at the end of December through May. This position is paid, full time, and is located at NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill.
- Published on Monday, 11 November 2013 02:29
Location: Washington, D.C.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is currently seeking a Policy Intern for
the spring term beginning in January and ending in May. This position is full time and is located at
NSAC’s DC office on Capitol Hill.
- Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 03:16
Keep Growing Detroit (KGD), an urban agriculture organization based in Detroit, MI is excited to announce we are currently hiring for a new Farm Manager position this November. KGD's mission is to promote a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits. We achieve our mission by operating the Plum Street Market and coordinating programs including the Garden Resource Program (GRP) and Grown in Detroit (GID) that help foster relationships to food, grow the knowledge of food and farming, build leadership skills and capacity within Detroit’s urban agriculture community, and change the value of food while developing community assets.
- Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 05:47
I visited the Campus Farm for the first time a year and a half ago. It was early summer when I went to lend a hand; at that point in time, the farm was sharing Project Grow's space and growing just a handful of plants on a small plot. On the day that I visited, there was little activity happening. I was the only volunteer out there, and I picked weeds while listening to a couple of the original four Masters students who started the farm brainstorm about the space. The farm was quiet that afternoon, a space still waiting to grow. Nearly two years later, things have changed.
Almost two weeks ago, UMSFP hosted our second annual Harvest Festival at the farm. With about 200 people in attendance throughout the evening, the event was truly a success. As I walked around the festival, I couldn't help but marvel at how far the UMSFP and the Campus Farm has come. From one volunteer picking weeds at the small start-up plot to 200+ students and community members coming together on an October evening to celebrate sustainable food at UM, the Campus Farm has grown. Today, it is a space of agricultural, educational, community, and personal growth. It is a space beloved by the students, faculty, and community members who have worked and continue to work to make it a reality. One and a half years later, sustainable food has found a home at the Campus Farm in more ways that I could have possibly imagined on that early summer afternoon. This year's Harvest Festival was a wonderful celebration of how far the farm– and the people behind it– have come.
This year's festival would not have been possible without the help of many. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors, Central Student Government Rackham Student Assembly; our food providers, University Catering and the Beet Box; our performers, Magdalen Fossum, Wire in the Wood, and Red Tail Ring; our videographer, Jaclyn Vresics; and all of our volunteers and attendees. From the bottom of our foodie hearts, thank you!
Looking forward to next year's Harvest Festival,
Hannah & the UMSFP Leadership Team
- Published on Sunday, 13 October 2013 16:07
The mission of the Tilian Farm Development Center is to facilitate farm business development by providing infrastructure support and programming that reduces barriers for new farmers while strengthening the food system in southeast Michigan. Through its Incubator Farm Program, Tilian provides land, equipment and resources for new farm businesses. In addition, Tilian supports incubator farmers through multiple strategies including: a mentorship program comprised of experienced farmers and other business leaders; facilitating connections with local businesses and institutional produce buyers; identifying financial resources for beginning farmers; and assisting farmers with the transition to their own land. The Tilian Farm Development Center is a program of the Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2005 to catalyze change that results in vibrant and sustainable food economies in communities across southeast Michigan.
Job Description: The Program Manager will oversee program development and implementation of both the Incubator Farm Program and the Residency Farm Program at the Tilian Farm Development Center near Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Incubator program is entering its fourth season and the Program Manager will be responsible for recruiting and selecting a new cohort of incubator farmers, providing on-site management and technical support, and coordinating with other staff to create a meaningful mentorship program and series of pertinent educational workshops for incubator farmers. This is a challenging opportunity for a person excited about supporting new farmers and strengthening connections within the larger food community.