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Lansing, Michigan ‘Urban Farm Project’ apprenticeship program

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The Urbandale Farm Apprentice Program from Jeremy Herliczek on Vimeo.

“I am so happy that I’m doing this right now! This is what I should be doing with my life!”

By Scott Pohl
WKAR
Feb 12, 2017

Excerpt:

On a cold winter morning, the little urban farm on South Hayford Street in Lansing doesn’t look like much, but even now, there’s some growing going on in the nearby hoop house. It’s steps from Caitlin Schneider’s back door. Schneider is a former Lansing Urban Farm Project apprentice who now manages the farm. In the summer, tomatoes grow here. This winter, spinach and salad mix are still being produced.

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing oversees this operation, which opened on a parcel that had been foreclosed in 2010. “The urban farm area,” he explains, “is comprised of about a half dozen parcels that make up a couple dozen acres in that vicinity, but it has spawned other small, urban farms in the Lansing area.

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February 18, 2017   No Comments

Craigslist Job: Local Food and Urban Agriculture Freelance Writer (work remotely)

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We are a mission driven social venture that pays by the piece ($70, or more, depending upon experience).

From Craigslist:

Looking for journalists located anywhere in the U.S., who have a passion for sustainable agriculture, urban farming and the promotion of local food and agriculture systems that have the potential to benefit communities, protect the environment and strengthen local economies.

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November 6, 2016   Comments Off on Craigslist Job: Local Food and Urban Agriculture Freelance Writer (work remotely)

Kentucky State University Looking for Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture

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Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners.

Higher Ed Jobs
Nov 1, 2016

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The Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture is a tenure track position at Kentucky State University in the College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS). This Ph.D. level position will lead cooperative research and extension projects to assist in the development of urban agricultural systems. This position will support the horticultural production and associated economic issues with urban agriculture, as well as work with other programs to support the development of community gardens and aquaponics ventures. Stakeholders include urban farmers, small-scale and organic fruit and vegetable farmers, aquaponics producers, home and community gardeners, environmental consultants, and urban planners. The successful candidate will assist in teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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November 3, 2016   Comments Off on Kentucky State University Looking for Assistant Professor of Urban Agriculture

Research Job in UK: ‘The spread of urban agriculture and urban greening’ University of East Anglia

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This project will investigate the diffusion of urban agriculture and urban greening through cities, and the impact this has on urban ecosystem services. Relevant ecosystem services include recreation, air quality, and moderation of temperature extremes.

Supervisor: Dr Charlie Wilson
Start Date: October 2017
Funding amount: £14,296

Excerpt:

Activities
Specific research activities include:

compiling time series and geospatial data on the spread of urban agriculture and urban greening

mapping spatial diffusion and identifying spatial contagion effects

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October 22, 2016   Comments Off on Research Job in UK: ‘The spread of urban agriculture and urban greening’ University of East Anglia

San Francisco Job: Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator

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The Recreation and Park Department is accepting applications to fill a permanent exempt position as 3374 Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator (Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator) effective approximately July 5 (or sooner if possible).

Excerpt from Posting:

Position Description – The Board of Supervisors established an Urban Agriculture Program to oversee and coordinate all of the city’s urban agriculture activities and adopt goals for the city related to urban agriculture. On July 16, 2013 the Board of Supervisors approved the plan to dedicate one full-time staff person to coordinate the Urban Agriculture Program assigned to the Recreation and Park Department. Urban agriculture provides multiple benefits to San Franciscans including connecting city residents to the broader food system, providing green space and recreation, saving public agencies money, providing ecological benefits and green infrastructure, building community, and offering food access, public health, and economic development potential.

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May 24, 2016   Comments Off on San Francisco Job: Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator

Two urban agriculture job openings in Brussels, Belgium

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Aquaculture senior position, Supervisory fish biologist and Technical hydroponics expert

BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses) develops rooftop urban farms in cities as an implementation tool for
circular economy, to ultimately increase real estate value and enhance quality of life in the city. BIGH builds these
farms and operates them. The first site which was built atop the old slaughterhouse and Foodmet site in
Anderlecht, will be operating within a few months. In the near future BIGH will develop 8 other farms in Brussels,
and in other European cities like Paris and Lyon.

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April 6, 2016   Comments Off on Two urban agriculture job openings in Brussels, Belgium

Craig’s List: Urban Agriculture / Local Food Freelance Writer (work remotely)

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Looking for experienced writers who have a passion for urban agriculture and the promotion of local food and agriculture systems that have the potential to benefit communities, protect the environment and strengthen local economies.

Qualifications:

– Experience writing for a news publication – online or print.
– Knowledge of narrative and how to construct a story from primary source material (integrating quotes, letting the source material guide the development of the story, etc.) is essential
– Ability to meet deadlines

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March 2, 2016   Comments Off on Craig’s List: Urban Agriculture / Local Food Freelance Writer (work remotely)

Job opening – Assistant Professor – Small Farms and Urban Agriculture Specialist

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Utah State University

Feb 2016

Responsibilities:

The Plants, Soils, and Climate Department at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah is seeking to fill a tenure-track, 12-month position, in small farms and urban agriculture (70% extension – 30% research). The position role will focus on extension and research related to diverse, small acreage agricultural production systems in the urban environment of the Intermountain West. Most of Utah’s farms are classified as small holdings, produce an array of commodities, and are located in or near the urban interface.

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February 23, 2016   Comments Off on Job opening – Assistant Professor – Small Farms and Urban Agriculture Specialist

Urban Agriculture Manager Wanted – Bright Spot Farms, Wilmington, Delaware

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Tevin Beatty, 22, enjoys a “feeling of accomplishment” as he tends to and then watches young seedlings he planted grow into fruit-bearing strawberry plants.
(Photo: Jennifer Corbett/The News Journal )

Compensation includes full benefit package such as paid time off, medical, dental and life insurance, and employer contribution to retirement plan.

Posted Dec 29, 2015

West End Neighborhood House seeks a candidate for its urban agriculture program. Currently the program runs a greenhouse year round growing a mixture of vegetable and landscape plants, both a Mobile and Farmers Market to sell products and a contracted landscape installation division. The primary focus of the urban agriculture program is focused on training young adults aging out of Delaware’s foster care system. This is a full-time position with some evenings and weekends required.

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December 30, 2015   Comments Off on Urban Agriculture Manager Wanted – Bright Spot Farms, Wilmington, Delaware