TALMAR is a Baltimore-county based non-profit organization that uses horticulture and agriculture as a basis for therapeutic, vocational, and recreational programs for people with disabilities. TALMAR is currently accepting applications for a farm manager to take full responsibility for roughly two acres of farm land to cultivate vegetables and cut flowers for use in TALMAR’s programs and to sell at on or off-site farm stands/ markets. The farm manager will also oversee a small flock of laying hens, a greenhouse and several hoophouses (in need of repair or replacement).
Labor is primarily provided by participants in TALMAR’s vocational training program and volunteers. The farm manager will direct the weekly chores for all programs, work alongside participants, volunteers, and staff as well as alone when required, and take responsibility for crop planning, harvesting, prepping for sale, etc. TALMAR uses regenerative farming practices and seeks to grow food and flowers in the most responsible and respectful ways possible.
TALMAR’s team includes a director of therapeutic programs (occupational therapist), instructor dedicated to a work therapy program for veterans, volunteer coordinator, and executive director. The farm manager will be the only position fully dedicated to labor on the farm, but all staff also provide labor as possible.
Position is a non-exempt salary position budgeted at $47,500 per year plus benefits. Hours vary depending on weather; TALMAR is open daily from dawn to dusk. Farm manager is expected to work 40 hours/ week on a mutually agreed-upon schedule.
Candidates should submit resumes to Kate Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org. Experience in vegetable or flower farming farming and management required. The farmer works alongside people with disabilities including developmental disabilities and mental illness.
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