Small Scale Farming Teacher

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Small Scale Farming Teacher

Job Description

Definition:  Under the direction of the Principal, the instructor will provide instruction for a small scale farming training program

Class Description:  NVAE is offering Small Scale Farming classes and student internships. These classes will cover a range of topics including: soil health, vegetable farming, berry farming, fruit tree production, growing apothecary plants,  poultry and eggs,  and cut flower production.


Instructional duties may include:

Providing direct instruction in the classroom and garden
Following appropriate instructional practices and procedures
Assisting with decisions about the purchasing of necessary supplies, tools  and equipment that will support the program
Coordinating  with partner agencies
Participating in department meetings
Maintaining student records and submitting necessary paperwork in a timely fashion

Education and Experience:

Certified Master Farmer, Certified Master Gardener, or three plus years of farming experience.
Experience in specialty crop production relevant to vegetable crops, berry crops, and/or diversified farming systems
Deep understanding of key concepts related to specialty crops, soil science, irrigation and pest management and be able to design and implement a program that leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond
Teaching and/or training experience
⦿   California teaching credential: K-12, Adult Education, or Vocational Education, recommended(to be discussed)

Pay Rate:  Step 1 Certificated pay rate is  $46.88 per hour

Teaching Schedule:  One evening per week : 06:00 PM-08:00 PM/ Every other Saturday morning :  08:30 AM-12:30 PM

Contact Laurel Leonard-Brol: or 707-259-8568

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