Posted on January 15, 2021
Farm Manager, Community Gardens
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS Healthy Neighborhoods team delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods. Together with community partners, PHS carefully designs projects that build on neighborhood strengths and aspirations to use greening to improve the environment, health and quality of life in their communities. PHS supports community gardeners with educational workshops, gardening supplies and materials, seedlings, access to the PHS tool library, technical assistance, volunteer assistance, and infrastructure improvements. The PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park is located in East Norriton. Featuring 2 acres of production land, greenhouse, pavilion and solar array, the Green Resource Center is an educational and production hub meant to support gardeners and growers across the region.
The Community Gardens Farm Manager plays a leading role in forging and cultivating partnerships to expand our services in Montgomery County. The Farm Manager is responsible for overseeing all function of the PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park, including seedling propagation and distribution, farm production, educational opportunities for public, volunteer management, and site maintenance.
The Farm Manager will also oversee a seasonal staff position and apprentices who will assist with activities on the farm. This position collaborates with municipal and state agencies, existing alliances, organizations, and task forces to advance PHS’s leadership role in community gardens, urban farming and food systems, inform policies, mobilize gardeners to grow and share food, as well as strengthen and build the region’s urban agriculture networks.
This position is currently funded through June 2022. Extension is dependent on future funding.