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The Marion Institute Frogfoot Farm Manager in Marion, Massachusetts

The Marion Institute (MI) is building a movement. We engage individuals and communities in an integrative approach to whole-body health. We educate and empower by supporting, connecting and applying the science of self-healing. We believe optimal health is a basic human right, not a privilege. The MI works toward these goals by focusing on advocating for food justice, building resilient communities, and promoting health equity. We also serve as a fiscal sponsor for our Greenhouse Initiatives which further expand our vision. Frogfoot Farm, Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, is a new six acre, Farm-to-Food Relief program on previously unfarmed land, owned by A.D. Makepeace Company, and located on the PlymouthWareham town line. In partnership with A.D. Makepeace Company, The Marion Institute will manage all farm operations to grow food for area food relief programs as well as develop a regional gleaning program. This program grew out of The Marion Institute?s 2021 Food System Assessment of Southeastern, MA and the two organizations? commitment to eliminate food insecurity and food waste in our region. Learn more here: https://www.marioninstitute.org/programs/frogfoot-farm-neighbors-feeding-neighbors/. Primary Duties & Responsibilities The Frogfoot Farm Manager is an experienced farmer who is passionate about the sustainability of diversified agriculture on the Southcoast of Massachusetts. This position entails planning and executing the launch and growth of a small farm that supplies high-quality, culturally-relevant produce to local food pantries. The Frogfoot Farm Manager leads day-to-day operations on the farm, including pre-season planning, guiding and training farm personnel/volunteers, completing relevant reporting, ensuring the quality of the produce, and that our program goals are attained. This position will appeal to farmers who enjoy collaborative, mission-driven work that engages partners and the public on farming and local food system issues. Ideally, the Frogfoot Farmer has an interest in or experience with regenerative agriculture, the soil food web, and principles of agroecology. The farm will be operated by one full-time and one part-time staff member, and will heavily engage volunteers to complete farm tasks.

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