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Greenhouse and Donation Gardens Manager Position Available at By Faith Farm

Posted 1.26.22

Newly built 30 X 90 Greenhouse for lease

Greenhouse is covered in Solexx Pro 5mm with clear corrugated polycarbonate ends and 36” pass through door
2- J& D Typhoon exhaust fans 42”
4- aluminum shutters with motorized kits
4- J& D Green Breeze fans
Two stage thermostat
Modine PTP200 heater
1,000 gallon propane gas tank
48 – 3’x 10’ tables. There is space for more tables and plenty of hanging space
Overhead irrigation system

Lease Fee is .48 per square foot per month plus utilities.
Entire greenhouse is 2700 square feet. We can lease half, 2/3 or all.

Also a possibility to lease 1-3 acres of land and a 30 x 90 Hi-Tunnel.

Contact Lori@ByFaithFarm.com or 615-519-3559

POSITION AVAILABLE: Donation Gardens Manager

By Faith Farm is a 97 acre farm in Joelton, TN focused on providing nutritionally dense food to area food banks. The farm is also host to a variety of agritourism operations, including a farm stay apartment, event space in a beautiful barn, and a u-pick flower farm which all help to sustain the mission of increasing access to fresh produce to those in need in Middle Tennessee. The 2022 donation garden will be made up of 1 acre of corn and watermelon and a second garden that is approximately ¾ acre of you-pick flowers and mixed vegetables.
This position is part-time, 15-20 hours per week. The applicant must be able to work independently, but will frequently be working with the volunteer coordinator and a group of volunteers to accomplish tasks. The applicant must have strong communication skills. Experience working with volunteers, working closely with private landholders, or working on agritourism operations are all bonuses that will contribute highly to a strong application.

Duties:
Oversee planning, field preparation, planting, and harvest of donation garden, (Approx. 1. 5 acre)
Coordinate with farm owner and volunteer coordinator
Provide a weekly list of tasks that need attention to farm owner and coordinator
Train with flower consultant to oversee you-pick flower garden in future seasons
Coordinate with soil health consultant to implement fertility programs (compost tea, annual manure compost application, cover crop rotations)
Assist in long-term beautification projects around agritourism sites on the farm.
More hours available for farm maintenance such as mowing, weed eating, and general property management tasks (about 9 hours a week)

Requirements:
At least one season in a management position or multiple seasons as a field worker on a commercial vegetable farm. Significant experience in subsistence farming/home gardening setting may be considered on a case by case basis.
Experience working with tractor and various implements.
Ability to bend, kneel, squat, stand
Ability to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly
Open, honest communication
Love of the land
Strong ethical compass

Compensation:
$15-20/hour, depending on experience
Access to fresh produce
Access to on farm recreation including hiking, fishing, ponds, and waterfall
Opportunity for rental of non-smoking housing on Farm.
Email: Info@byfaithfarm.com to learn more

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