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Work Trade Opportunity at New Haven Farms

Summary of Opportunity: 

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and
community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant,
contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm
Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made
accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic
diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined
with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a
weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit
newhavenfarms.org.

POSITION SUMMARY AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Farm Team is really the heart of our organization—without these
individuals, our farms would not function! This work trade opportunity at New
Haven Farms will work with our Farm Director, Jacqueline primarily to harvest
the produce that gets distributed to our program and CSA members. This is a
wonderful opportunity to get your hands dirty, learn about organic vegetable
production, and most importantly enjoy the satisfaction of being outside and
growing healthy food! We are looking for individuals who can commit to coming
regular weekly hours - on Tuesdays from 8am-1pm, and a few other hours which
can be flexible with your schedule (about 8-10 hours a week). This position
is unpaid however if the volunteer is able to commit to regular weekly
volunteering we will provide a weekly share of organic vegetables from our
farm (enough veggies for a house of 3-4 people).

This position will run from August to October.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to lift 40 lbs
Reliably able to work 8-10 hours per week
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
Desire to learn about all aspects of organic vegetable production

If interested, please email Anna Barry at anna@newhavenfarms.org with a brief paragraph about your interest and experience, as well as your resume.

Open/Closed: 
Open
Paid/Unpaid: 
Unpaid
Open To: 
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Community Members
Recurrence of Opportunity: 
Multiple Times a Week
Contact Name: 
Anna Barry
Opportunity Type: 
Volunteer Opportunities