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Volunteer Orientations for the Spring Season at Crossroads Farm

 

  
      

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Volunteer Orientations for the Spring Season

Sat. April 14th and Sun. June 3rd

 

 

 

Want to get involved?  Want to make a difference at the farm and in your community?  We have a vibrant and well organized volunteer program.  Maybe this is the year for you to get your hands in the dirt and to help sustain this unique and exciting project.  Without volunteers, we couldn’t get all the work done.  We are truly a community effort! We will be enhancing our volunteer program to increase your knowledge of farming. We’ll also teach you some biodynamic principles to use on the farm and apply at your homestead.

Two orientation dates have been set up for the Spring season:  Sat., April 14th and Sun, June 3rd at 10:30 AM.   At these orientations you will learn about the farm and the different activities and opportunities you can participate in.  Please click the link below to sign up.

 

If you can’t make these dates, we are in the process of creating an orientation video and package that you’ll be able to access via Crossroads website or at the farm. Stay tuned!

 

 

Please sign up here to join us.

 

 


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“Welcome Back” Event for Volunteers on Saturday, March 24th

  
      

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Calling all Volunteers for a “Welcome Back Gathering”

Saturday, March 24  

10:30 am-12:00 pm

 

 

 

Spring is fast approaching.  Please join us and your fellow volunteers for a “welcome back” gathering to catch up and discuss plans for the upcoming farm season. There is a lot to do and a lot of fun to be had! 

We’ll be serving a light breakfast and refreshments to welcome you back too!

We’ve made some enhancements to our volunteer program to improve your volunteer experience. We’ll fill you in at this “welcome-back” event. 

Of course, there’s still many of the same  activities including field work, educational activities, and fundraising events, so much of which will be much more successful if you join us!  We’re also using biodynamic farming principles this year, so there’s lot of new farming techniques to learn and apply.

As you know, the farm depends on volunteers…please try to join us as we start the new farm year!

 

Please sign up here to join us.

 

There’s also a volunteer work activity directly following the breakfast. We’ll be seeding up trays of flowers in the greeenhouse. Please sign up below to participate in that and future volunteer activities.

 

Click here to sign up.

 

 

 

 


480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – 


Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!

 
      


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A Call For Artists

  
      

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Calling All Artists!

The Malverne Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring it’s second annual Art Walk this June. Crossroads Farm is excited to again be a stop on this year’s art walk! The Chamber is seeking work from community and local artists to display in Malverne’s businesses during the two week exhibition. Please see details in the flier below.

 

 

 

 

 


480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – Store Hours


Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!

 
      


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Become Part of Crossroads Farm’s Team!

 

  
      

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Become Part of Crossroads Farm’s Team!

We are seeking a farmhand to assist with field and greenhouse work. Experience in farming, horticulture, or environmental sciences is a plus, but willingness to work hard, take direction, and learn from our farm managers is essential.

Please read the description below and forward your cover letter/resume in .doc or pdf format  to judi@nassaulandtrust.org. Thank you!

 

 

Position:             Farmhand – (Full-time –Seasonal – March 2018 through Nov. 2018 – 5 Day Weekly Rotational Schedule)

Reports To:       Farm Managers

 

Job Summary

 

Works under the direction of the Farm Managers in the day to day farm operations with a concentration on field preparation, cultivation, machine maintenance in accordance with NOFA-NY organic farming guidelines. The Farmhand takes direction from the Farm Managers.

 

Job Responsibilities

1.      Farm Responsibilities

 

  • Seeds and grows in Crossroads Farm’s greenhouse.
  • Sows seeds directly in the fields.
  • Assists with the maintenance of perennial beds (raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, herbs), the Teaching Garden, and the apple and pear orchard. This includes sowing seeds, weeding, transplanting, pest control and harvesting.
  • Informs Farm Managers of crop and field progress and any issues.
  • Performs temperature logging of off-site compost used at Crossroads farm per NOFA requirements.
  • Willingness to learn and employ biodynamic principles.
  • Prepares and applies compost, cover crop and crop rotation plans.
  • Plows and prepares fields.
  • Operates tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, hog brushes, and other machinery to maintain the farm and fields.
  • Able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Transplants seedlings in a timely manner.
  • Uses appropriate action to control pests and weeds in the fields.
  • Irrigates and cultivates crops.
  • Harvests vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit in a timely manner.
  • Repairs, maintains and stores all necessary farm equipment.
  • Performs record keeping tasks related to the farm field and greenhouse operation.
  • Must have valid drivers license

 

2. Development Responsibilities

 

  1. Keep abreast of organic farming techniques, local sourcing and sustainable food practices by attending conferences/workshops and reading books and journals available in the farm library.
  2. The Farm Managers will institute and maintain a system for providing feedback on the job responsibilities and performance of the Farmhand.
  3. Create and implement a plan for your own growth and development.

 

480 Hempstead Avenue – Malverne – NY – 11565 – google map – 516-881-7700 – info@nassaulandtrust.org – 

 

 


 

Click donate to make a fully tax-deductible contribution.  Or click volunteer to offer your time.  Our success depends on you, our extended farm family!

 

 
      


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