|Organization||Black Dirt Farm|
393 Stannard Mountain Rd
Greensboro Bend, Vermont 05842
Black Dirt Farm is a diversified family farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. We operate a year-round food scrap collection route to collect organic discards from our community. We strive to put this “waste” to as much positive use as we can. First, we blend the food scraps into a compost mix which provides forage for our laying hens. We then make compost and worm castings with the excess food and manure. Finally, we sell and use the resulting products to nourish our soils and crops. Our farm is firmly based in regenerative agricultural practices and the creation of sustainable food systems. Since 2014, we’ve diverted 13.6 million pounds of food scraps from the landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of not burning 603,598 gallons of gasoline and capturing enough nitrogen to fertilize over 1,000 acres of mixed vegetable crops.
Being a part of Black Dirt Farm means working in an environment that is both caring and efficient. The farm requires creative and driven individuals who can work as part of a dynamic and often fast paced team but also be individually responsible for managing their own tasks with professionalism and quality.
We believe the farm thrives most when we have a diversity of people and experience that inform what we do and how we do it. At Black Dirt Farm a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all Crew Members, volunteers, and customers—of all genders and gender identities, races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, educations, or disabilities—feel valued and respected. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and work to ensure that all voices are valued and heard. To foster an inclusive farm community, Black Dirt Farm does not tolerate marginalizing behavior. We’re committed to a thriving work environment that yields exceptional products and collective growth.
The Route Operator will run our compost collection route two days per week and contribute to the overall success of the farm by performing other tasks as needed and as time allows. This involves operating a collection route of up to 30 stops each with 1 – 20 48-gallon container. The operator inspects totes for contamination, tips the totes mechanically & then washes them out with a pressure washer. We take pride in offering our customers prompt, predictable, clean & professional services.
Job Tasks/ Sphere of Responsibility *
Food Scrap Collection Route (Estimated 18hrs/week):
Hours per week: 18 hours per week, additional hours available.
Starting Date: ASAP
|Date Posted||June 20th, 2022|
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|# of Positions Available||1|
|Categories||Compost producer or supplier, Nutrient Management|
|Compensation||Commensurate with experience|
|How to Apply||Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.|