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Careers at Sustainable Seed Co.

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Join us on the forefront of the sustainable food movement!

Chances to work at a organic seed company that actually produces seed on the farm are few to say the least!   We work very hard, but enjoy spending time together doing what we love.  Which is growing seed.  We are the very foundation of organic farming.  It all starts with the seed!   Find out more about us here.

We do a great deal around here and many of us do LOTS of different things, but that keeps things fresh and exciting.  However, this lifestyle is not for everyone.  You might be a good candidate if:

  • You work well with others in a high paced, but country/rural setting.
  • Want to learn about small business
  • Enjoy growing things
  • Like living in a rural/isolated community
  • Enjoy working with farm animals
  • Have an interest in public relations and marketing
  • Are passionate about local, organic food and its source
  • Want to learn about farming
  • Enjoy people and customer service with farmers/gardeners
  • Have an open mind and crave new learning experiences
  • Have an interest in farm machinery, its operation and maintenance
  • Enjoy being challenged.   We are a small team, so you may work inside packing seed for example or at times may be harvesting in the field.  It all depends on the needs of the farm and the season.

We are located in Covelo, California  (see this page for more info about where we call home.)  See photos of the Farm, us and Round Valley.

 

Paid Internship Position:

This is an opportunity to work at an organic seed company that actually produces seed on the farm!  Located in Mendocino County, the company strives to reach sustainability by integrating each component of the farm into a closed loop system.

Apply by emailing internships@sustainableseedco.com  Please include cover letter, resume and application (specific application found on company website).  DEADLINE: May 2, 2014

 

You might be a good candidate if:

  • You work well with others in a high paced, but country/rural setting
  • Enjoy growing things and take pride in work completed
  • Enjoy working with farm animals and learn about their role on a sustainable farm 
  • Are passionate about local, organic food and its source
  • Have an open mind and crave new learning experiences
  • Have an interest in farm machinery, its operation and maintenance
  • Want to learn about small business
  • Enjoy being challenged.  We are a small team, so you may work inside packing seed for example or at times may be harvesting in the field.  It all depends on the needs of the farm and the season

 

2014 Summer Internships

  • Gain experience in the expanding organic seed industry and seed bank networks
  • Learn and develop methods for processing and cleaning seed from a variety of crops
  • Receive hands-on experience producing heirloom cultivars
  • Learn specific techniques for seed production, such as isolation distances, population requirements, and pollination techniques
  • Participate in greenhouse management and maintenance
  • Learn about composting techniques including rotational grazing
  • Become familiar with CCOF standards for seed production 
  • Become familiar with CCOF standards for seed analysis, storage and traceability 
  • Learn about unique heirloom cultivars and their histories
  • Assist seed curator in field to market interface

 

 

 

Updated 4/2/2014

Sustainable Seed Co., Inc. is a drug & tobacco-free work environment

Absolutely no tobacco use permitted due to related plant diseases.

If you feel you meet the qualifications for a position, please submit a cover letter with your resume and Employment Application (or application details in the body of your email) to Admin@SustainableSeedCo.com

Note: Candidates will not be reviewed without application information provided either in the body of your email or on a completed and scanned Employment Application form.

We are always looking for those with experience in the Seed Industry.  If you have experience please contact us despite any posting they may or may not be here.  Admin@SustainableSeedCo.com

 


Comments on Careers at Sustainable Seed Co.


Peter Brown 11-19-2013 03:28 PM
Why not branch out to North Carolina? Give us a chance.
Heidi Reis 07-31-2013 03:17 PM
I would love to work for your company! I'm in Gardena, CA, not sure if you need any help but, I do have a long history of client service. Please let me know.
Best,
Heidi Reis-Griffin
hreisgriffin@yahoo.com
Julia Cook 07-28-2013 05:55 AM
The east coast is beckoning you from the comments left here. Consider this another invitation. Branch out to the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York. I'll be here to welcome you, so please let me know if you do. Best wishes to you in your endeavors. Go Sustainable !!!
Shawn Schick 03-01-2013 05:28 PM
I am an east coaster as well, you guys need an east coast branch, land is cheap in North Carolina, and would love to have a great company like yours here
Gayle 12-28-2012 01:06 PM
I would love to work from my home taking orders or helping customers just to be an employee for this great company.


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