SouthWoods is looking for an experienced and educated individual with high energy, horticultural aspirations, and agrarian goals. The position entails managing the existing operations and assisting in developing additional site resources (small livestock, Chinese medicinals, and hoop house plants, etc.. The selected individual will also be instrumental in opening a wholesale/retail permaculture plant nursery, assisting in permaculture workshops, site assessments, design, and implementation. Some travel requiring a passport may be involved.
This is a residential arrangement with the manager/apprentice living on-site with private entrance, room and bath. A portion of the taxable compensation is traded for lodging and meals.
Weekly hours of work will range from 20-40 depending on seasonal circumstances. This position is part administrative and part farm labor with opportunities for additional wages at higher rates with experience. Compensation commensurate with experience. Minimum six month commitment.
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs required. GIS, CAD, and graphic design experience a plus. Permaculture design certification expected prior to or within six months of employment. Proficiency in horticultural principles, extensive gardening, or farming history required.
Other Shared Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist and initiate management practices in all aspects of the landscape.
Keep records and journal of all activities.
Research, discuss, and apply better management practices for livestock, plant propagation, forest stewardship, water catchments, nutrient cycling, crop harvesting and storage, and human uses from plant systems.
Care for the household, facilities, buildings, appliances, machinery, outbuildings, living quarters, classroom, and property in general.
Cook, clean, and apply sustainable practices in daily operations of the household in all aspects of personal life.
Support and develop nutrient cycling systems, build natural capital, and increase energy conservation.
Interviews will be conducted in October or until the position is filled.
See southwoodscenter.com for other information.
Interested individuals may send a cover letter with attached resume & 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
SouthWoods Forest Gardens
Spring Lake Township, Minnesota