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Garden Manager position at The FARM Institute

The FARM Institute is now hiring a production garden manager for the 2008 season. The position involves managing a 3 acre garden with students ages 11-15 in a program called WISP.

What is WISP?
Work Income Sharing Project
Ages 11-15
The 3 acre production garden is the focal point for a program titled, “Work, Income-Sharing Project,” WISP. This program incorporates a focused farm work project (market gardening) with educational initiatives (dignity of labor, marketing, sales, customer service, growing food, entrepreneurial process), and built in income sharing. The students that participate in the program during a given week receive a reimbursement payment at the end of the week relative to a percentage of produce sales from the farmers market in West Tisbury and restaurant sales.

To learn more about the position and our organization, please visit www.farminstitute.org.
Individuals interested in applying for this position should e-mail a résumé, and a letter of intent to Executive Director, Matthew Goldfarb at matthew@farminstitute.org or call 508-627-7007x102.

About The FARM Institute
The FARM Institute (TFI) is an educational, working farm on 162 acres of picturesque coastal sand plain on Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts. The mission of TFI is to operate a teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in agriculture through the operations of a diverse working farm. By providing year round educational programs, TFI offers learning experiences in farming, land preservation, nutritional awareness, growing food, as well as the culture and history of Martha’s Vineyard farming.

The FARM serves as a steward of the rich traditions of Vineyard farming and strives to become a place at the center of the community where children, families and generations can once again be a part of the land. Our belief is that just about everything a person learns—values, work ethic, teamwork, commitment to community and caring for the land can be experienced on the farm. We offer many programs throughout the year including after school, school vacation, summer day camp and class field trip opportunities.
Matthew Goldfarb
The FARM Institute
Executive Director