Part grower, part educator, the CCAT Organic Gardener leads
the way towards a more self-sufficient, soil-to-supper lifestyle that meshes
human needs with ecological awareness. By growing food without the use of
synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, the Organic Gardener reconnects people to
the earth that feeds them and gently reminds them of the interconnectedness of
The position is an essential part of CCAT’s mission to “live
lightly on the earth”. You are charged with the care of CCAT’s gardens
and botanical features and with interpreting them for our visitors and students
through volunteer events, the Organic Gardening Class, and interpretive
displays/handouts you may choose to create.
plant, and maintain CCAT Gardens and other botanical features (herb
spiral, food forest, mushroom beds, living roof, etc.).
- Develop a semesterly and yearly budget and plans for expanding and intensifying the gardens.
- Utilize and coordinate volunteers during Volunteer Fridays for garden tasks around the grounds.
- Maintain CCAT's compost system.
CCAT’s Organic Gardening class once a week.
necessary and as hours permit, assist CCAT Co-Directors and staff with
everyday CCAT duties, including Physical Site projects, major events,
workshops, tabling, etc.
regular employee meetings.
- Must be an HSU student during your employment
be able to work well together in a small team with the other Gardener, Groundskeeper, and other Physical Site staff
be willing to keep a vegetable and herb garden without the use of
have a strong environmental ethic and care about the means as well as the
be self-motivated and require minimal supervision
be able to effectively communicate in front of a small class of students
as part of the Organic Gardening class
Desirable skills and experience
gardening/farming experience a plus
with small-scale agriculture, such as CSAs (communicated-supported
agriculture) or small family farms
to articulate the finer points of organic agriculture and its differences
from traditional agriculture
purchasing garden supplies
working with organizations like CCAT, the YES House, or other non-profits
6 to 10 hours a week.
Times/days flexible, to be determined with other Gardener
and Physical Site staff.
$9 / hour
Visit the application page at:http://www.ccathsu.com/jobs/
Please note: We receive many applications for this position, and though we would like to interview everyone, we cannot realistically do that due to time and staffing constraints. We give preference to those with the most experience and the best applications. If you are not chosen for an interview, you are always welcome to apply again at a future date or to apply for one of our other available jobs. We appreciate your interest, and thank you for your understanding!