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Urban Farm Vista
Seeking a VISTA member to build capacity for the NECIC Urban Farm project, which is the redevelopment of a 12-acre, former industrial site that will host several 30x72 ft. season-extending high tunnels with raised beds, soil, and seeds. Farmers will grow produce on the site, have the opportunity to launch their food-based businesses, and sell to local residents and businesses. Following the plan recommended by the impact team, the VISTA will work with partners to identify and develop training/curriculum for prospective urban farmers, etc., as well as coordinate activities among educational, program, corporate, and funding partners. The VISTA will connect individuals involved with the Urban Farm to supportive services. The VISTA will connect members, students, and farmers to entrepreneurial, educational, and financial resources to increase their chances of long-term business sustainability.
NECIC is seeking an apprentice for our mircofarm. The ideal candidate will have experience or a desire to learn both farming and business operations. The apprentice will be supervised and receiving on the job training throughout the apprenticeship. Click HERE for the full job description.