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Jobs in RI
Jobs outside RI
Internships & Apprenticeships in RI
Internships & Apprenticeships outside RI

This page offers job opportunities for farmers, gardeners and consumers. Posting an opening is a member benefit. Postings are free for non-profit organizations. Listings will generally be posted for 60 days. Relistings are permitted. Email listing requests here.

Jobs in RI

Wild & Scenic seeks Seasonal Gardeners, Wakefield, RI
Wild & Scenic is a small landscape design/garden maintenance company seeking full-time and part-time, seasonal gardeners.  The qualified candidate will be expected to perform garden maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, planting, weeding, mulching, pruning, raking, deadheading annuals and perennials, dividing and transplanting in a variety of landscape settings. Wages compensation based on experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, self-motivating and strong work ethic
  • High enthusiasm for horticulture and the natural world
  • Work efficiently as part of a team setting and individually
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and work long hours in variable weather conditions
  • Detail oriented
  • Understanding of proper horticulture methods (planting, pruning, etc.) and some knowledge of plant identification.
  • Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation to work
  • Prior related experience preferred

Send resume, cover letter and 2 references to meg.gallagher@pobox.com or mail to Wild & Scenic, PO Box 712, Wakefield, RI 02880.

Glocester Community Garden seeks Volunteers, Glocester, RI
Volunteers needed to maintain rased bed gardens. All food goes to the Glocester Food Bank. Contact Linda Nichols via email or call 401-309-8349. 

The Good Earth Organic Farm and Gardening Center seeks Customer Service/Salesperson, Cranston, RI
This certified organic farm and garden center has been in business since 1995 growing and selling certified organic herb and vegetable plants, annual and perennial flowering plants, organic fertilizers, soils and other gardening supplies and sells produce and specialty food products in a farm stand. John & Joyce seek a dynamic and motivated person to join our garden center team. Our ideal candidate would have extensive plant knowledge and sales experience as well as a passion for organic gardening and farming. Position is open through November, five days/week including weekends. Apply to Joyce Holscher via joyce@goodearthri.com or online at here.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council seeks 3 people, Providence, RI

Learn more at wrwc.org/employment.php. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@wrwc.org or mail to WRWC, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI 02909.

Jobs outside RI

Food Solutions New England (FSNE) seeks Project Coordinator
Food Solutions New England (FSNE), an initiative based at the UNH Sustainability Institute, seeks an experienced Project Coordinator to cultivate greater connectivity and alignment across the New England-wide food systems network. This person will work with the FSNE organizing teams to grow and strengthen the network.

The successful candidate will be familiar with a broad array of project management tools and techniques, and the ability to combine those techniques strategically to achieve organizational goals. An understanding of food system issues and relevant regional actors is preferred, and excellent oral, written, and electronic communication, organization, and basic research skills are a must.

To learn more and apply, go to the UNH Job Page. All applicants MUST apply through this site. Enter position number 0903072 Project Coordinator, Food Solutions New England.

AquaTerra Designs seeks Team Member, Cambridge, MA
AquaTerra Designs seeks Team Members for a growing Land and Waterscape Design, Installation and Maintenance Company. Clients are in Cambridge, Belmont, Brookline, Weston, Arlington and beyond. We are NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals. Team Member Duties Include:

  • Perennial and Annual care; deadheading, staking, fertilizing, container care
  • Weeding, soil amending, monitoring of overall plant health and aesthetics
  • Hand-pruning of shrubs, vines and small trees
  • Seasonal mulching and bed clean-ups
  • Planting of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees

Salary commensurate with experience. Health insurance available. Uniforms provided. 6 paid holidays. IRA after one year full-time service with company match. Expand your knowledge of landscaping techniques and plant knowledge. Ability to grow into a more responsible and/or higher pay positions with seniority. Learn more at here. Apply to Kristin at aquaterralandscapes@gmail.com or call 617-293-3293 cell or 978-298-5672 Office.

SEMAP seeks Executive Director
Application Deadline: Sept. 2
The Southeastern Massachusetts Agriculture Partnership is seeking organized and dynamic executive director with a passion for local farming who can advocate for sustainable agriculture; administer outreach programs to educate consumers about local food; and work with a board of directors to develop a vision that will facilitate the long-term growth of agriculture in Southeastern Massachusetts.

SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in southeastern Massachusetts through research and education. We serve farms, farmers, and the communities of southeastern Massachusetts with our primary service area covering Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties. Learn more and apply here.

NOFA/Mass seeks an Outreach & Public Relations Intern
The Interm will assist in publicizing the annual Winter Conference on January 16, 2016. The intern will help collect and document information about, and connect with, various community organizations and media outlets to increase the Winter Conference’s visibility and reach. The intern will work approximately 5 hrs/week from Sept-Dec. Mentorship and guidance provided by NOFA/Mass Communication Director. College credit may be earned, but is not necessary. Learn more here..

Boston Public Market seeks Insectors and Vendor Booth staff, Boston, MA
Boston Public Market vendors are looking for motivated, passionate, customer service-oriented individuals to represent their businesses as customer service representatives, food preparers, and retailers at the Market. Learn more here.

Farmer-to-Farmer program seeks Farm Trainers, East Africa
USAID-funded program sends US farmers on 3-4 week volunteer assignment in East Africa regarding training in many different areas, including: business management, record keeping, barley production, greenhouse management, etc. We operate in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. The trips are expenses paid. Learn more at farmertofarmer.crs.org.

Biodynamic Association seeks Apprentices
The North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program (NABDAP) is for beginning biodynamic and organic farmers. NABDAP combines two years of structured on-farm training and mentoring with a course of classroom study in biodynamics. NABDAP apprentices benefit from a comprehensive training curriculum, carefully selected mentor farms, and access to networking, support, and educational resources. Graduates of NABDAP are awarded a certificate in biodynamic farming from the Biodynamic Association. Learn more  at biodynamics.com, email nabdap@biodynamics.com or call (262) 649-9212 ext. 5.

CT Agritourism Business seeks Manager
Progressive Connecticut Agritourism Business with 30-acre Apple & Peach PYO Orchard, 5-acre Petting Zoo, Country Market with Florist and Gift Shop seeking manager with possible long-term lease when owner retires. Learn more at silvermansfarm.com and email silvfarm@optonline.net.

Find Jobs or Post Openings
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Teach Ag
Use the Teach Ag website here to find job listings by state.

Find Farmers or Farmland 
View the New England Farmland Finder website.

North East Workers On Organic Farms (NEWOOF)
Apprenticeship opportunities on North East organic farms. Learn more here.

NGOabroad seeks Volunteer Farmers, Africa & Caribbean

  • GHANA or UGANDA: Teachers needed at Agricultural College. No teaching or university experience required. Farmers needed with a strong background in organic farming, perma-culture and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • CAMEROON or INDONESIA: Organic Farmers needed in rural villages to teach organic farming and sustainable agriculture. Residents are eager to learn about composting, rainwater harvesting, drip irrigation, soil improvement and crop rotation. Improved yields can pay for mosquito nets.
  • RWANDA: Cooperative Management guidance needed to help Hutus and Tutsis work side by side running and managing a cooperative.
  • UGANDA: Experienced dairy farmers needed to improve production and milk yield. Heifer International launched dairy program 10 years ago. Floundering dairy farmers need guidance on feed other best practices to improve yield.
  • UGANDA: Poultry farming experience needed for 3,000 laying hens that will support a Domestic Violence program plans. They need disease prevention and best practices advising.
  • ANTIGUA: Agritourism: Farmers barely eke out a living on Antigua. The government has launched an initiative to build alternative livelihoods for the farmers. Share your creative mind and entrepreneurial spirit. Help farmers build alternative enterprises to attract tourists with live music, local food, history tours or steel drums production demos.
  • KENYA: Field help needed for farm that feeds children at Help the Children’s Center for AIDS orphans.

These are volunteer opportunities. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more at www.ngoabroad.com. Send questions or completed Questionnaire (see here) and resume to Ann McLaughlin, Director of NGOabroad at info@NGOabroad.com.

Internships in RI

Find RI Internships at bRIdge.jobs and at Internships.com.

Find Internship opportunities at government agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations here.

Internships & Apprenticeships outside RI

Siena Farms seeks Apprentices, Sudbury, MA
Siena Farms is a 70-acre, award-winning market farm located in Sudbury, MA with a year-round CSA. The farm sells produce at farmers’ markets, a farm store and to Boston restaurants. The farm uses only sustainable farming practices without chemical pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers to grow the highest-quality produce, provide great customer service and strengthen community ties. Learn more about the farm position at sienafarms.com. Send a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com.

WWOOF seeks New and Experienced Farmers
World Wide Opportunites on Organic Farms for apprentices, volunteers, etc. Learn more here.

Sustainable Farming Internships & Apprenticeships
Browse a list of farmers and apprentice opportunities in RI here or across the United States, its territories, Canada and the Caribbean here.

Find Internship opportunities outside Rhode Island at Internships.com.

Find Internship opportunities at government agencies and non-governmental environmental organizations here.