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Green Way Farm
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Biointensive Farm south of Boston seeks Farm Manager

Greenway farm is a sustainability-focused farm using biointensive techniques, wind energy, and aquaponics. Our goal is to provide high quality local produce for our community. The 2 acre farm (including greenhouses) sits within 108 acres zoned to become the home of Kingston Village, a open space green community in Kingston, MA. We seek a self starter who would be excited to manage the daily farm operations independently while working with the owner to develop a structured long term plan. We are committed to our “no fossil fuel” philosophy and to keeping aquaponics system in operation but are very welcoming to ideas for other farm enterprise.

Responsibilities
Planning, organization, supervision, and administration of activities
Implementing the short and long term business plans, which includes continuing to develop the farms infrastructure, processes, and systems (including our hugelkultur mound, vermiculture project and aquaponics system)
Work to further build quality of soil (we started with compacted sand and would like to continue adding compost and biochar)
Overseeing all aspects of vegetable and fish production, operation of 2 greenhouses and water table, farm administration, produce marketing and distribution
Recruiting, managing, and leading support staff, interns, and volunteers
Work with chefs to develop a stronger farm-to-table restaurant model
Work with owner to develop long term, structured plan for farm

Requirements
Bachelor degree in Agricultural/Farm Business Management required or alternatively proven track record of practical experience
3+ years of successful farm management experience
Overall responsibility for a farm including crop management, pest control, maintenance, finance and budget management
Strong project management skills and experience
Strong knowledge of biointensive practices
Strong financial and business acumen
Strong leader and communicator
Strong project management skills

Compensation
Private, on farm housing (or room to park your RV/trailer)
Access to unlimited farm produced food
Salary TBD

We are located in Kingston, MA, an hour south of Boston on Cape Cod Bay and an hours drive from Hyannis on Cape Cod. The South Shore is home to many historical sites (including Plimoth Plantation), coastal wildlife preserves and cranberry bogs. The farm itself is within walking distance to a major commuter rail and very close to several restaurants and cafes.

You can find more information about the farm at our website www.nofossilfuel.com.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to teri.rutherford@gmail.com

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