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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

UCSC Hiring Professor of Agroecology


Ruth and Alfred Heller Professor of Agroecology
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenured position as an Associate Professor or Full Professor of Agroecology. We seek applicants who use ecological techniques (experimental and observational), theories, and methods at a range of spatial scales and who are applying them to further sustainable food systems. Preferred candidates will have research interests in natural science questions in the context of larger social issues. Examples include landscape-level processes, organic agriculture, integrated pest management, and adaptations to global change. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in maintaining and strengthening the department's prominence in agroecology and sustainable agricultural systems, and facilitating research and teaching at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS). The person selected for this position will also have a formal appointment (25 percent) in CASFS, which is an interdisciplinary research and education program that includes a large organic garden and farm. This individual will be expected to anchor the center's research program in agroecology, pursue grants, and help shape the future research and education mission of the organization.

The Department of Environmental Studies comprises social and natural scientists committed to cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will complement and enhance our existing faculty strengths in agroecology and sustainable food systems, and will be expected to interact with students and faculty whose interests include conservation biology, environmental policy, political economy, and global change. Applicants for this position should be dedicated to teaching and mentorship at both graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

The department seeks candidates who will help to build its research specialization in global- and regional-scale processes. The department and campus feature a range of facilities and programs, including CASFS, a fully equipped the GIS laboratory (the Center for Integrated Spatial Research), and experiential undergraduate programs, such as the Program in Community and Agroecology(PICA).

RANK: Associate Professor or Full Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and service.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2012, with academic year commencing Fall 2012

TO APPLY: Applicants should provide a letter of application discussing research agendas and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service.

All materials should be sent to:
Chair, Search Committee, #088
Environmental Studies Department
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

CLOSING DATE: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening the
complete application must be received by the department by October 21, 2011.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the
foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent
teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through
diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-3676. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass
an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-5579.

If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Personnel Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-5579. This position description is available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Personnel at (831) 459-5579.

Please refer to position #088-12 in your reply

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE http://apo.ucsc.edu



originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve

Monday, June 27, 2011

Reminder: Value-Added Production Workshop in Modesto This Thursday (June 30th)


Join us for a daylong Value Added Production Workshop designed for farmers & businesses looking to enter the world of Value Added Production.


Thursday, June 30, 2011 

• 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 

• $30/per person

Harvest Hall, Stanislaus Agricultural Center
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358

Lunch will be provided

  • Hear from local Farmers & Processors about challenges & insights into starting a value-added business: Regulation - Food Safety – Business Planning – Capital Investment

  • Learn about resources currently available from USDA Rural Development’s Value Added Producer Grant Program
    We will discuss how to apply for Value-Added Producer Grant
Afternoon Tour of Lagier Ranches in Escalon, CA

Please RSVP by June 27th to Mary Junqueiro at 209-525-4720

Seeking Farmer Couple for Page River Bottom Farm in Reedley, CA


COUPLE WANTED FOR SUSTAINABLE FARM.   
WE HAVE 25 acres of irrigated pasture land in a river bottom in Central California.  This Mediterranean climate farm is within 40 minutes of the beautiful Kings Canyon National Park.  It is fenced, now growing 200 pastured layers, 100 broilers, 12 Heritage hair sheep, mob grazing 10 Black Angus with the sheep and trying to grow a large vegetable garden, currently planted but needing tending.
We can provide a modest salary to be negotiated, very comfortable housing, meat and vegetables produced on site.  A split of profits from farm products can also be negotiated.  This is a long term opportunity for entrepreneurial minded self-starters.

WE NEED A couple dedicated to the concept of raising healthy meat, eggs and vegetables and to the concept of enriching and healing the land as part of the process.  We need help with but not limited to maintaining buildings & fences, landscaping, irrigation systems, moving, caring for and feeding the stock, washing eggs, and selling meat and eggs at Farmer's Markets.  We will be going to Farmer's Markets and dropping off CSA boxes of meat &/or eggs.  You would sometimes be supervising other workers and/or interns.  We want a couple with farming background, and/or experience; some rudimentary carpentry and mechanical skills; and some experience in managing cattle and/or sheep.  Any experience in pigs, direct marketing (i.e. Farmer's Markets, Web sales) is a plus as well as any ability to plant, grow and preserve fruit & vegetables for our mutual benefit. 
No smoking, drinking, drugs, or small children.  You must have Social Security numbers and Driver's Licenses.  Current references and background checks are required.

DESIRABLE is an interest in active non-violence, the pursuit of justice & participating in a community of like-minded people with skepticism about mainstream versions of reality.  To see who we are and what we are doing go to our website at www.pageriverbottomfarm.com Please e-mail your information and why you might fit in to this scenario to arkiebell@pageriverbottomfarm.comPlease include a picture, address, one reference and a phone number.  Feel free to call 559-638-3124 if you need further information before applying.


originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve

Natural Bridges Farm Supervisor, Homeless Garden Project: Santa Cruz, CA


Position: Natural Bridges Farm Supervisor
Hours: 25-40 hours/week; including weekend, holiday and evening hours
Salary: starts at $13.50/hour with opportunities for incremental increases
Benefits: Health reimbursement, 16 days vacation, 6 days sick leave and 9 days paid holiday (under review)
Job Category: Supervisor
Area of Focus:  Homelessness, Job training, Farming and Agriculture, Social Entrepreneurship, community

Applications:
Send resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director, darrieg@homelessgardenproject.org  or to P.O. Box 617, Santa Cruz, CA 95061.  
Reviews begin:  June 29, 2011



Description:
The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a 21 year-old nonprofit corporation based in Santa Cruz, CA dedicated to improving life by bringing together people from throughout the community in meaningful activities, teaching principles and practices of environmental, emotional, and economic sustainability, and providing work experience and wages for those who are homeless.

HGP seeks an experienced and dedicated individual to assist with the operations of the agriculture-based job-training program.  We specifically seek an enthusiastic and outgoing person skilled in horticulture, program development, marketing, human relationships, and building partnerships.  The ideal candidate will have a sincere commitment to ending homelessness and have experience working with individuals facing homelessness and/or mental health challenges.

Responsibilities:
Under the general supervision of the Farm Manager, the Supervisor assists in planning and implementation of all aspects of the program, to include production, and marketing for Natural Bridges Farm, Homegrown Gardens, and Women's Organic Flower Enterprise.  The Supervisor is directly responsible for the job-training component of the program.

Job Training/Education
  • Responsible for hiring, and supervision of trainees participating in job training program.
  • Planning, implementation, and supervision of our job-training program.  This involves daily infield teaching and maintaining a safe, productive work site.
  • Develop and implement lectures and hands-on training programs for trainees; training in general work skills and behaviors such as, problem solving and social skills. 
  • Conduct training in horticulture skills such as propagating and tending annuals and perennials, composting, bed preparation, irrigation.
  • In coordination with the Farm Director, daily management of work crews and assignment of garden duties to trainees, interns, volunteers, and community service workers.
  • Conduct regular evaluations of clients' progress in technical and general work skills.
  • Facilitate quarterly meetings with trainees and individual meetings as needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Provision of meals and oversight of kitchen
  • Follows all aspects of trainees' program, year-round
Supervision
  • Assist in the supervision of trainees, interns, and volunteers
  • Enforce the policies of the Homeless Garden Project, including reliability, tardiness, and drug/alcohol abuse
  • Provide support to help each trainee meet their personal goals that increase their long-term personal and economic stability
  • Share with Farm Manager the performance of quarterly, confidential progress "check ins"
  • Facilitate weekly circle meetings of staff and trainees
Farm Production
  • Assist with planting, maintenance, and harvesting of all farm products.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of all production goals for the farm.
  • Jointly responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategy for CSA, nursery, WOFE and holiday store.
Public Relations
  • Knowledgeably represent the organization and its programs to the community at large, presenting talks, lectures and guided tours to donors, civic organizations or visiting groups, together with a trainee whenever possible
  • Maintain and foster relationships with other public and nonprofit agencies, businesses and individuals
  • Responsible  for CSA member documentation, CSA weekly newsletter and email.
Skills:
  • Strong physical labor skills (e.g. sit, stand, bend, lift, walk, carry)
  • Working knowledge of organic gardening methods
  • Demonstrated ability to make assignments and follow up on completion/evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to both follow and give directions, seek assistance, when needed
  • Requires ability to work early morning hours, evening hours and weekends; in all weather conditions
  • Organization and timeliness; attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, delegate, give direction, monitor others
Qualifications:
  • At least two years of very broad horticultural experience
  • An academic degree, equivalent work experience, or a combination of both, in one or more of the following areas: horticulture, horticulture therapy, organic gardening, social science, human services, environmental science, or related field
  • Able to effectively work with all populations to include: individuals with serious mental illness, disadvantaged youth, homeless, students and community members
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team
Desirable skills and qualifications:
  • Bi-lingual/bi-cultural background
  • Effective and positive interpersonal and management skills
  • Experience with creating and managing budgets
  • Aptitude for craft workshop production
  • Commitment to sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • Experience with social justice issues and affected populations
originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reminder: UC Extension Workshop June 23rd, 3-5pm


Please consider attending this informative workshop tomorrow! 

Creating Opportunities for Agricultural Work Experience 

A Workshop for Farmers, Ranchers, Aspiring Farmers & Students 

When and Where: Thursday, June 23, 3-5 pm at the University of California Cooperative Extension office, 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 

Focus of this FREE workshop: Opportunities for Internships, Apprenticeships and Mentorships; Sonoma County “Beginning Farmers” program. Discussions about the needs of farmers and ranchers for a skilled workforce, and increasing the opportunities for people interested in growing local food. 

Speakers: 
Stephanie Larson, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 
Marisa Alcorta, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) 
Molly Bloom, California FarmLink 
Deborah Walton, Canvas Ranch 
Linda Peterson, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) 
Representative from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) 

Contact: Lisa Bell, 707-565-2050, lkbell@ucdavis.edu 

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Opportunity Listing Near Sebastopol

Hey folks! 


I just posted a new property on the website (see the listing here). It's near Sebastopol and also has a rental home on the property that the farmer could choose to rent. Please review the listing and let me know if you're interested!


Happy farming!

SCUFI Nine Week Urban Farm Business Training Class in Hayward



The Training Class will teach you ways to start and run a multi-plot sub-acre urban neighborhood farm business that earns you a good part-time or full-time income. Students completing the class may be invited to become local Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm Incubator (SCUFI) site trainees and join a special farm home rental and ownership program.

The Hayward SCUFI Urban Farm Business Training Class is nine weeks in length. It's two hours Friday evening and three hours Saturday morning each week, for a total of 45 hours for the entire nine-week class.

Friday evenings are lectures and demonstrations. Saturday mornings are field trips and field exercises.

Regular registration fee is $399. Early registration of $349 is available until July 1st.
Further discounts and work-trades may be available.

For more info about the Class or to sign up: http://achscufiorientationclass.eventbrite.com

Course Outline

The 9-week Training Class is two sessions per week:


Friday: 2 hours, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 1/2 hour check-in, 1 hour lecture and 1/2 hour Q&A.
 Saturday: 3 hours, 9:30am to 12:30pm. 2+1/2 hours field exercises and 1/2 hour Q&A

Topics Covered By Week: 
  •  1: Basics of Sustainable Commercial Urban Farming
    • Important concepts and practices for operating your profitable commercial urban farming business.
  •  2: Infrastructure and Equipment
    • Tools, materials, equipment and structures used to set up and operate your farm.
  •  3: Farm Planning and Beds
    • Designing and building your farm plots and preparing your farm beds.
  •  4: Marketing and Sales
    • Effective methods to reach customers and sell your products at good prices.
  •  5: Bookkeeping and Administration
    • Details of bookkeeping, record keeping, financials, cash flow and legal requirements for your farm.
  •  6: Crop Selection and Growing Strategies
    • Choosing the right crops for your farm, local market and to make good profits.
  •  7: Planting and Cultivation
    • Efficient ways to start, plant and weed your crops and to control pests.
  •  8: Harvesting and Post-Harvesting
    • Methods and practices for harvesting, handling, washing, packaging and storing your produce.
  •  9: Land Acquisition and Contracts
    • Ways to get land plots for your farm and reach good agreements with land owners.

presented by the SCUFI program and ACGAN

Ashland Cherryland Garden & Arts Network: http://www.cherryland-ca.org/
Class questions? Email Susan: AshlandCherrylandNetwork@gmail.com
SCUFI questions? Email James: urbanfarms@virtuallygreen.com
© 2011 James F. Kalin. All rights reserved. V10

SCUFI Workshop in Walnut Creek, July 30-31


Make Money as an Urban Farmer!

by Sustainable Walnut Creek and The Gardens at Heather Farm

Lead Trainer: Curtis Stone, of Green City Acres, Kelowna, BC Canada.

 Curtis will share how he used SPIN-Farming® to build a multi-lot, 1/2-acre urban farm that in its 2010, six-month first season grossed $20,000, and that’s on track in its 2011 second season to gross over $60,000.

The Sustainable Commercial Urban Farm Incubator (SCUFI) program trains farmers, helps them get farm start up money and urban plots to farm, and an urban farm home to rent or own.

Early registration: $199. After July 15th: $249.



Questions? Email: urbanfarms@virtuallygreen.com

Saturday, July 30th: Indoor lectures and demonstrations
Sunday, July 31st: Outdoor hands-on field and business exercises

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Petaluma Seed Bank Free Talk June 23rd 7-8:30 p.m.

As part of the Petaluma Seed Bank's ongoing Thursday night free talks series, Andy Couturier, author of "A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance," will talk about this fascinating book, which profiles 11 men and women living simple, rich, sustainable lives in rural Japan. The subject matter of Andy's book speaks a lot about our connection to the earth through gardening and growing our own food. http://adifferentkindofluxury.blogspot.com  Don't miss this special evening.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ignite Petaluma 3 Event June 22nd

A special Wednesday Night Event, Ignite Petaluma 3, will be held at the Seed Bank in Petaluma (199 Petaluma Blvd. North) on June 22nd. It's sponsored by Petaluma Bounty, and you can come early (starting at 6 p.m.) for mingling, refreshments, and sustainability education. 


Talks begin at 7 p.m., featuring local speakers who will touch on sustainability issues such as food security, soil, water, energy, education, transportation, sustainable communities and more. 


Get your free tickets by visiting: http://ignitepetaluma.blogspot.com/. Visit Petaluma Bounty's Website for more details (www.petalumabounty.org) and view a past Ignite Petaluma event at http://youtube.com/ignite

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Help Start a Petaluma Grange!


"So, what's a Grange?" some of you ask. It's a 140- year-old organization that supports farmers and rural communities. Local farmers and farm supporters can form a local Petaluma chapter this week if we get enough participants at this Thursday's talk.

On  June 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Seed Bank's free Thursday night talk will feature Bob McFarland, California State Grange president, who will share all about what the Grange is and why Petaluma needs one. There are currently 10,000 Grange members in 185 communities throughout California rallying in support of local producers and agriculture. A Petaluma Grange can be formed with a minimum of 13 founding members. For more information, visit http://www.californiagrange.org

UC Extension Workshop June 23rd, 3-5pm


Creating Opportunities for Agricultural Work Experience 
A Workshop for Farmers, Ranchers, Aspiring Farmers & Students 
When and Where: Thursday, June 23, 3-5 pm at the University of California Cooperative Extension office, 133 Aviation Blvd, Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 
Focus of this FREE workshop: Opportunities for Internships, Apprenticeships and Mentorships; Sonoma County “Beginning Farmers” program. Discussions about the needs of farmers and ranchers for a skilled workforce, and increasing the opportunities for people interested in growing local food. 
Speakers: 
Stephanie Larson, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 
Marisa Alcorta, National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) 
Molly Bloom, California FarmLink 
Deborah Walton, Canvas Ranch 
Linda Peterson, Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) 
Representative from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) 
Contact: Lisa Bell, 707-565-2050, lkbell@ucdavis.edu 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Looking for a Renter for Farmstead in Hollister/Gilroy

Looking for a couple/family who love life on an organic farm. 
We are located in the Hollister/Gilroy border and are situated on a 40 acre farm.  We have an opportunity to move to Europe for a few years, and would feel most gratified to share our farm life with someone alike. 
The farm is active with an organic farmer to the side, while on the residential side, our collection of chicken's and duck's are busy laying eggs. 
We currently have room for a horse, or other livestock. Open to talk about that if you have such animals. 
We have a Victorian style farm home, with hardwood floors throughout.  Stone counters hosts our very large open kitchen.  Kitchen is suited for a person who loves to cook!  Huge island/butcher block gives you plenty of room to cook, prep, or preserve. 
The home is about 3200 sq. ft.  It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath.  A nice master suite with fireplace, as well as fireplace in family room. 
We are opting to leave the baby-grand piano in the spot where it is, so we're hoping for someone to play her and enjoy. 
Please contact Rochelle for further questions. 831-300-0745 or 831-902-5573 

originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sale Property in Monterey Bay Area!


Property for sale by owner:

20.4 Acres at 600 feet elevation above the fog line, located in Corralitos, 4 miles from the coast with views of Monterey Bay and Eureka Canyon. A very private upper valley with a combination of agricultural terraces and wooded areas composed of Oaks, Redwoods, Madrone, and Manzanita.

Terraced irrigated and partially planted growing areas of fruits, herbs, lavender, and vegetables, city water. second stage of a Permaculture installation. Hiking trails, wild mushrooms, and cultivated Shitakes.

The main house is a custom built highly efficient, non-toxic materials, straw bale construction, radiant floor heating, built to title 24 energy specifications. 2800 sq ft plus adjoining 600 sq ft. cabin, neighboring geodesic dome, and 35 ft Spartan trailer. Rental income now $2200 per month.

This was the first permitted straw bale structure in Santa Cruz County. Architect designed, professionally constructed, custom features, beautiful views, Mediterranean climate, premium quiet living. 20 mins from Santa Cruz, 45 from San Jose and Monterey.

Looking for someone to come in a buy out my partner's 50% and create a Joint Tenants ownership and share the property and continue development. Appraisal in 2008 $1.5M, now $1.1M looking for $550K to buy her out (friendly exit) or looking for 3 other people to buy 25% each at $275K each. Great opportunity for little money get into a premium piece of property to develop community, sustainable food access, grow animals, and potential home businesses.

Jeremiah 831-750-0738

originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve


Friday, June 3, 2011

Is There Potential for Farming on State Park Land?

One of my North Coast FarmLink members sent this to me, with the hope that we can ask whether or not there might be space in the plan for the California State Parks to set up leasing arrangements with farmers. I plan to attend and hope to see some of you there! Read on for more details . . . 



Please join Assemblymember Jared Huffman, chair of the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife
For an Oversight Hearing on California's State Parks

Strategies for Protecting Our State Parks in Challenging Times

The purpose of the hearing is to review the impacts of state budget cuts and potential park closures and to explore alternative strategies and models for managing the California Department of State Parks following the failure of Proposition 21 and in light of the state's continuing budget challenges.

Friday, June 10, 2011
4 to 6 p.m.

Spring Lake Regional Park
Upper Oak Knoll Picnic Area
5585 Newanga Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Use the entrance on Newanga Avenue
Park in the Upper Oak Knoll Parking Lot

Description: RSVP Now!

Please note: The hearing will be held outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Also, there is a $7.00 fee to enter the park; if you would like to waive the fee to attend the hearing, parking attendants will be prepared to waive it.

Contact 415-479-4920 or jenny.callaway@asm.ca.gov for details.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

North Coast Farmer Network Up and Running!

Howdy, all!


I'm very happy to announce that the California FarmLink North Coast Farmer Network has begun! An enthusiastic bunch of new farmers have joined the listserve, and longtime farmer Scott Mathieson (formerly of Laguna Farm in Sebastopol) will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and resources with the farmers in this network. Wayne James of Tierra Vegetables has also signed on to add his two cents to the listserve discussions. We are confident that this will serve as a great supplemental resource for beginning farmers. It is a place to pose questions, discuss problems and triumphs, and to explore the wonderful complexities that all beginning farmers face. 


I would love to invite anyone to join this network! I simply ask that you be a member of California FarmLink and be currently farming your own operation (or managing someone else's). If you are not yet a member of California FarmLink, it's really easy to join! Just click on the link and fill out the questionnaire. We also ask for a $20 processing fee. If this poses a financial hardship, please let me know. 


If you're interested in getting involved in this online community, please simply send me an email at molly@cafarmlink.org! 

Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley Seeking Curriculum Documentation Assistant


Position Description
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a teacher/writer/editor to work closely with the staff of the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley to document one year of lessons in our garden and kitchen program. The Curriculum Documentation Assistant (CDA) is responsible for the writing and editing of ESY lessons for web publication. The CDA reports to the Director. This is a contract position for the 2011-2012 school year.

About the Chez Panisse Foundation
The Chez Panisse Foundation (CPF) is committed to transforming public education by using food traditions to teach, nurture, and empower young people. The Foundation envisions a curriculum, integrated with the school lunch service, in which growing, cooking and sharing food at the table give students the knowledge and values to build a humane and sustainable future.

Duties 
    ·   Document all Edible Schoolyard lessons throughout the 2011-2012 school year
    ·   Observe garden and kitchen lessons in order to outline, organize, and generate content into lessons for ESY staff to deliver to students of King Middle School and for web publication
    ·    Participate in curriculum design processes with ESY staff
    ·    Research and review state and professional standards for 6th -8th grade content areas of math/science and humanities
    ·    Ensure that content is applicable to a national audience of Edible Educators and can be customized to specific programs and local contexts
    ·    Ensure that all lessons are linked to core standards, common core standards, and ESY outcomes
    ·    Respond to staff feedback and incorporate feedback into lesson write-ups
    ·    Collaborate with other members of the curriculum design team to include graphic and web designers
    ·    Ensure editing and design of all lessons for web publication 

Qualifications
    ·    Previous experience researching and writing curriculum
    ·    Experience in writing and editing of standards based curriculum and lessons
    ·    Minimum of three years teaching experience
    ·    Good computer skills, with experience in the use of Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign
    ·    Ability to work well independently
    ·    Be thorough, detail-oriented and highly organized
    ·    Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evening and weekend assignments
    ·    Available to work 10-15 hours a week

Position Information
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA

Application Information
APPLICATIONS will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled
START DATE: August 15th, 2011
TO APPLY, Please email letter of interest and resume with subject 'Curriculum Documentation Assistant' to jobs@edibleschoolyard.org.