January 31, 2017 @ 3:16 PM

Seeking farm partner/manager for small Ann Arbor area organic vegetable farm/CSA :
  • 1.5 acre, 8 year old, diversified vegetable crops CSA farm - expandable
  • New barn w/greenhouse + loft space for ping pong, foosball, drying root crops
  • Hoop house for early spring shares and summer crops 
  • New Kubota tractor w/implements, other tillers, hand tools, workshop, etc
  • Large garlic planting (8000 bulb) + low trellis small hops orchard (32 bines), 
  • Neighborhood CSA with +/- 30 members - expandable to 50+
  • Several restaurant and retail customers for vegetables and garlic, plus hops customers
  • Annual fall square dance in barn, holiday harvest boxes, harvest dinners
  • Swimming lake on property
  • Contact: Tim Redmond; .........
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January 31, 2017 @ 2:58 PM

This year at Urbandale Farm we are looking to recruit four new apprentices.  Our apprenticeship program offers a six month curriculum in urban agriculture – everything from in-the-field training, to marketing experience, to neighborhood engagement.  This year we are also able to offer each of our apprentices a $4,000 stipend for their participation. We will be holding three information sessions Saturday, Jan 28th, Monday, Feb 13th, and Thursday, Feb 23rd .  We encourage all interested persons to attend one of these sessions.  To RSVP or for additional information, see https://lansingurbanfarmproject.wordpress.com/apprenticeship-program/2013-apprenticeship-program/, phone 517-999-3916, or email delind@msu.edu.

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January 7, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

Taste the Local Difference, Michigan’s local food marketing agency, is expanding and is in need of a part-time local food coordinator to cover the Southeast Michigan region. Please share this with capable and qualified people in our network.

The TLD Local Food Coordinator reports directly to the Operations Director and is responsible for completing services benefitting the local food and farming community of a specific region. Their role is integral to TLD, as the boots on the ground. They are a voice for the regional food system, focused on building & strengthening relationships between TLD and our many valued partners, as well as drawing ties and connections between every member of the food system. Responsibilities include:
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January 7, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

The Lansing Roots Farm and Garden Development Assistant will assist in the production and distribution of fresh produce for donation, assist in community and infrastructure development at the 5-acre refugee-specific community garden on site, and coordinate all volunteer activities at Lansing Roots. This position requires daily work at the Lansing Roots Farm site in Mason, is very physical in nature, and will be performed outdoors in all weather conditions. Work may also be based at our Lansing Administrative Office. Goals of this position include increasing the amount of fresh produce available to low-income individuals, improving site infrastructure, fostering community among gardeners and farmers, and developing a strong network of ...

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January 7, 2017 @ 12:24 PM

For the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project. The Community Garden Liaison will serve the network of Garden Project community gardens, with a concentrated focus at five high-need gardens. Goals for the CGL include fostering on-site community leadership, leading volunteers, assisting with translation and resource allocation and providing basic gardening maintenance, all under the overarching goal of creating more sustainable and inclusive growing spaces. This member will continue to build outreach and education capacity through modeling direct service for community gardeners and volunteers. Full position description and application instructions are here.

Service period is March 20 – August 25, 2017, and includes a $3,200 ...

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January 7, 2017 @ 12:15 PM

For the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Garden Project. The Resource Center Leader will perform a variety of duties to expand and enrich Garden Project services, especially to underserved populations, through resource distribution, promoting a more sustainable food system and improving access to healthy foods. Service will include leading volunteers at the Garden Project Resource Center, providing onsite community educational opportunities, offering gardening advice and aiding in plant, seed, and tool distribution. The RCL will organize, schedule and lead garden volunteers at the GP Demonstration Garden and local community gardens, providing general garden maintenance and site improvements. Full position description and application ...

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January 5, 2017 @ 8:33 PM

Lake Divide Farm is named for the unique way the Huron and Upper Grand watersheds divide the property in half. It is located in Jackson county, Michigan on 54 acres of open and wooded land. We grow vegetables and fruit on 5 acres and sell primarily at farmers' markets. We use organic practices and will be getting certified this year. We are dedicated to using the most sustainable and ecologically sound available to us. We are always learning and looking for sounder practices with the long term health of our ecosystems and communities in mind. To find out more about us visit our website or facebook page.

This is our first year growing in Michigan. For the past four years, we operated Whistling Wolf Farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey...

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December 28, 2016 @ 3:12 PM

GrowTown is accepting applications for a market garden grower(s) to participate in the development of the Penrose Market Garden in Detroit, MI. This opportunity is for landless but skilled growers ready to take initiative and who can work collaboratively with GrowTown and other community stakeholders towards an extraordinary outcome and exciting urban agriculture model. Onsite housing is provided.

The Penrose Market Garden is a GrowTown project with the following mission: A Viable Market Garden demonstration project: Financially viable and replicable demonstration of the Small Plot INtensive SPIN-Farming business model that has been documented to generate $68,000 and more per ½ acre.

2017 is the second season of development for...

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December 12, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities is accepting applications now for two Fellowship positions in our Food & Farming Program. The deadline to apply for the Winter fellowship term is Dec. 16, 2016.

Farms, Food & Health Fellowship
Groundwork Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist with connecting local food to healthcare and wellness initiatives in our region, as well as support in carrying out a statewide policy initiative focused on school children’s health and local economy entitled 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms.

Building Healthy Communities Fellowship
Groundwork Center seeks a dynamic, self-starter to implement strategies to increase access to healthy food in communities throughout ...

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November 25, 2016 @ 2:14 PM

The Michigan State University Student Organic Farm (SOF) is seeking a Production Manager for its 15-acre certified organic year-round teaching farm. The candidate must be positive, hard-working, self-directed, energetic, and enjoy working collaboratively with other farm staff, students, and faculty. Additionally, the candidate must have three years of organic farming experience with progressively increasing management experience. Candidates with five years of organic farming experience and three years of management experience are preferred. MSU SOF produce markets include a 48-week vegetable CSA program (110 shares), a 7-month on-campus farm stand, contracts to MSU campus dining, and other external wholesale accounts. The main production ...

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