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Employment opportunities

Farm Manager: This is a managerial position that includes outreach, office administration, program coordination and teaching elements in an environmental ecological setting. Work with children, teens, and families teaching garden and farm educational programming. Paid, part – full time in Geneva.  

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Part Time Farm Educators :Teach visitors of all ages in a farm setting. Farm visitors participate in planting crops, small animal care, and sustainable crafts. Food grown is donated to local food banks. Most programs are on-site in Geneva, but we’re looking to hire people for our off-site programs in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs as well. Paid, part-time. We are looking to hire multiple people for this position, as we frequently need many educators per event.

Garden Leaders: Help lead volunteer gardeners as we work towards our goal of growing 1,000 lbs of produce for donation this summer. (volunteer)

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested Volunteers, please email or call 630.578.3313

Volunteer Site Coordinators: Pushing the Envelope Farm is looking for part–time volunteer site coordinators to help with a mix of office, site, farm, and educational work as a part of a team. Familiarity with gardening, farming, office work, and education are a plus but are not necessary. The right candidate must be friendly, enthusiastic, responsible, professional, flexible, and looking to learn! It's a great way to have access to free, just picked vegetables during the summer!

Skilled Volunteers: If you have experience with building projects, site planning, nonprofit organization, animal care, graphic design, volunteer management, or any other applicable skills, please get in touch with us! We are always looking for new people to contribute to our growing project. 

Food Justice Family Volunteer Cohort: Join with others as we work towards a more sustainable and just food system. Be a part of a community working to bring food to those in need as well as explore new methods in the organic and sustainable food movements. The Volunteer Cohort will help out with various aspects of farm life. As an educational farm there are opportunities to help with outreach, writing, media, and administration as well as on the field and with the animals. Get your hands dirty, learn new skills, and spend some time outdoors.

Food Justice Youth Cohort: Be a part of the Food Justice Youth Cohort! Learn to work the land in sustainable ways, care for farm animals, and help out with education programs focusing on food justice and the environment. In addition to helping get food to those in need and working on the farm, we'll explore issues related to agricultural sustainability, hunger in our communities, and what we can do to make a difference. There are opportunities within Youth Cohort for volunteers who are of high school or college age. 

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Farming opportunities

Land/Housing/Equipment/Community for Beginning Farmers:

We are looking for small-scale sustainable farmers who would like to run their business on our site.

Check out our Beginning Farmer Incubator and contact us for more information on farming on our land.

Participate in our Community Garden Bed Program!

For just $30 per season, we are offering the use of 10' by 20' garden beds for anyone who is interested! Free seeds are available on a limited basis. Learn more here.

You can also get involved through monetary or equipment donations! Learn about contributing here!