Are you interested in participating in conservation-related programs and activities? We’d love to work with you! Here are a few ways to get involved:
Work with us: We are hiring! The RCD is seeking a farmer to work at Wild Willow Farm. This position will contribute to all elements of farm maintenance, including bed prep, weeding, planting, harvesting, repairs, and CSA box prep. Help is needed immediately, and we expect to interview starting April 23. Please download the position description here. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience to Farm Manager, Gregg Cady at email@example.com.
The RCD is also searching for an individual to become the Regional Agriculture Specialist. This position is responsible for engaging farmers, growers, and ranchers in carbon farming and healthy soils grant-funded programs; tracking and analyzing individual and cumulative benefits of implementation of carbon farming practices; and coordinating with soil health networks and other critical regional stakeholders on cumulative program benefits and outcomes. Click here to read the full position description and learn more. If this position sounds right for you please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships: The RCD hosts an Environment Education Internship for college students. The internship primarily supports our Watershed Education program, the Watershed Connection, but interns will also have the opportunity to get involved in other RCD education and conservation projects. We will be seeking interns again in the fall – download the position description.
Wild Willow Farm hosts a 3-month internship each season. Interns gain hands-on experience with all the tasks involved in running a small, regenerative farm, and benefit from a share of the harvest and free workshops and courses. To learn more and apply, click here.
Volunteering: We hold volunteer events at the Tijuana River Valley Community Garden from time to time, such as garden clean-up events and planting projects. Check the calendar for upcoming events. We can also accommodate teams of volunteers for specific projects. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Volunteers are also welcome at Wild Willow Farm, where we host Open Community Volunteering every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00am – 12:30pm. No experience or RSVP needed, families welcome. Click here to volunteer.
Workshops & Courses: Join us at Wild Willow for a diverse array of fun and educational workshops – from cheese making and beekeeping, to canning and soap making. There is truly something for everyone! View the calendar and sign up here.
Become a Mentor: We are seeking professionals from non-profits, public agencies, and universities to participate as mentors in the SLEWS Program. Mentors must commit to attending three field days, as well as a mentor training session. Contact us for more information.
CSA Farmshare (Community Supported Agriculture): Join our CSA Farmshare program and experience healthy, seasonal produce – fresh from the farm. CSA members receive their box of produce every week or every other week and enjoy course discounts, recipes, and special events. Sign up here. To ensure that our harvest can keep up with demand, we have temporarily put a hold on all new orders. Please sign up for our wait-list HERE. We will reach out to you if we are able to accommodate additional orders in the coming weeks.
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