The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is seeking four experienced, socially conscious, resilient, urban farmers to join our team at the organization’s seven-acre D-Town Farm. DBCFSN is a dynamic non-profit organization that works to build food sovereignty in Detroit’s Black community. Widely considered a leader in the field, DBCFSN works in food policy, urban agriculture, youth development, public education and food co-op development.
D-Town Farmers are employees of DBCFSN and will be paid $15.00 per hour. We are hiring for two full-time positions and two-part-time positions. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits. Basic knowledge of urban agriculture is required. It is essential that farmers have good communication skills and are able to work collectively in a harmonious way. Farmers must support DBCFSN’s mission and Black community self-determination approach to food system change. Knowledge of African American history and culture is helpful. These jobs require physical and mental stamina to meet various challenges.
Farmers report to the Farm Manager and are responsible for:
● Actively participating in weekly farm operations meetings.
● Under the leadership of the Farm Manager performing a variety of tasks necessary for the progress, maintenance and growth of the farm, including but not limited to:
o Hoop house and field crop production including planting, cultivating, and irrigating crops.
o Harvesting, washing, packing and selling crops.
o Implementing disease, insect and animal control measures.
o Maintaining farm landscaping and aesthetics.
o Maintaining integrity of raised beds and hoop houses.
o Conducting inventory, storage and maintenance of equipment and tools.
· A year or more of experience in small-scale sustainable farming is required.
Send a cover letter and resume by February 25, 2022 to:
Malik Yakini, Executive Director
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
11000 W. McNichols, Suite 103, Detroit, MI 48221.
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization whose mission is to build food sovereignty and food justice in Detroit's Black community. Learn more at www.dbcfsn.org
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