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Staff Farmer

Application Deadline: Friday June 16 at 11:59pm PT

Position Description

The Staff Farmer is a supporting position that helps with specific tasks & operations our farm and nursery.

The Staff Farmer's primary responsibilities are:

  • supporting Farm & Nursery Managers
  • shipment of online sales orders every Thursday
  • fertilization of all nursery plants & vegetable gardens
  • maintenance of irrigation throughout the Farm & Nursery
  • helping to maintain a clean & organized space for customer's experience
  • assisting with Nursery Sales every Friday & Saturday
  • assist with care of our two dogs

The Staff Farmer will report to the Farm Co-Managers.

Position Hours and Times

The Staff Farmer will work 27.5 hours a week:
Monday, 7:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday to Saturday, 7:30am to 3:30pm

Organization Description

Sarvodaya Institute is a 9-year-old, POC-managed non-profit organization focused on helping people recognize themselves as Earth and learn how to engage with our home-body in a nourishing way.  We practice and teach gardening as a practice of healing and regeneration to restore health to all beings, working towards the "upliftment of all."

We are seeking an energetic, highly-skilled, empathetic, communicative, community-oriented person.  We encourage people of any ethnicity and orientation to apply.  You are welcome here.

Required Skills

- Valid Driver's License

- Passion for plants, gardening and healing

- Some experience with gardening and farming: propagation, maintenance, soil health, tree care, vegetable growing, irrigation

- Neat & Meticulous: Plants packaged for shipping must be handled delicately and packaged presentably.

- Thorough: Making sure all irrigation is checked weekly. Breaks are reported or repaired as soon as possible.

- Physical strength & stamina: ability to lift 40-50 lbs from the ground, work outdoors doing physical work for an 8 hours

- Sales: ability to sell, know your product and your customer and match them together

- Technology use: must have smartphone and be comfortable using various apps. We primarily use Shopify, Shopify POS, Slack, Asana and Rachio


English & Spanish bilingual preferred



Application Instructions

Send the following to our

- Resume

- Respond to each prompt below. Keep each response limited to 1 short paragraph:

  • Describe your experience with farming and gardening
  • Why do you think this is the job for you?