Student Farmer Application
Thanks for your interest in being part of the Cornucopia Project's Educational Farm! As a Student Farmer, you'll immerse yourself in the world of sustainable agriculture, learning essential skills from seed to harvest.  Please read this form carefully and respond to each question completely. This form will remain available for any interested applicant.

The Cornucopia Project is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER committed to providing a nondiscriminatory and inclusive environment for its employees. We are committed to diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. The Cornucopia Project is a family-forward organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance for all staff. For more information about Cornucopia Project, please visit www.cornucopaiproject.org
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Description of Position
Student Farmers support the operation of our Educational Farm through the completion of necessary farm tasks.  Such tasks include:

     - General field and propagation work including seeding, transplanting, hand weeding, cultivating, fertilizing, mulching, and transplanting of crops.
     - Specialized work such as the training and pruning of high tunnel crops such as eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
     - Harvest duties including picking, handling, washing, and packing produce for sale.
     - Maintaining the safety and health one's self, co-workers, and customers by following proper personal hygiene and safety precautions

Student Farmers will receive compensation in addition to hands-on education with our Farm Manager and Educators. Starting wage is $10 per hour and is dependent on work experience and knowledge base of the applicant. End of season bonuses and school credit is available to those that qualify. Over the course of a year, students should be able to commit to a seasonal work schedule as follows (minimum and maximum average weekly hours listed):

     - During the school year, September through November and mid-February through mid-June, 4 to 10 hours per week, usually after school plus some Saturday mornings
     - During summer vacation, mid-June through August, 15 to 25 hours per week, usually 3-4 weekday mornings plus Saturday mornings as required.  Thursday mornings are a required day during the summer.  Most shifts start between 7 and 8 am and end by 12 or 1 pm.
     - Additional hours during vacations during the school year (especially April vacation) are often available/requested.

Other Requirements:
     - Students are responsible to bring work and weather appropriate clothing, such as a rain jacket, boots, etc for every shift.  Stiff soled sandals with a heel strap such as Tevas or Chacos are permitted as are closed-toe garden clogs.  Flip flops or other two strap sandals and bare feet are not permitted at any time.
     - Students should also bring snacks or a light meal and a water bottle.  We have potable water to use on the farm.
     - The farm occasionally has extra bug spray and sunscreen to use, but students should be prepared to bring their own.

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