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Friday, January 20, 2017

Manager Position in Urban Agriculture in SLC Utah, US

New Roots SLC is an urban agriculture outfit operated by the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, and we’re in search of an innovative and level-headed program manager who takes the long view when solving systemic problems. This is a job that is surrounded by diversity and is in charge of a close-knit creative staff that's addressing food access barriers in Utah. 

The new manager will inherit a program currently delivering on a handful of federal and state grants that are strengthening urban ag in the Salt Lake Valley by linking 150-plus new Americans with community gardens and farm land. 

Our farm is planning a land expansion within two years, and we need someone to help shepherd that into reality. In addition, we run a farmers market in a large food desert and we're at the forefront of a nascent farm to school movement in Utah. Yeah, we've got a lot of important irons in the fire. But if you think you'd be a good fit, know that you've got a clever and dedicated team that will have your back. For a full job description and to apply go HERE.[chm.tbe.taleo.net]       
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Blog is My Gardening Book

Q. Have you written any gardening books? You are such a wealth of information.

A. My blog is my "gardening book". It is freely accessible to anyone with internet and people can add information to it or correct mine if they think it is not the best advice.

In many ways I feel educational blogs are better than books. My blog receives anywhere from 30.000 to 40,000 views each month (could be compared with opening a book and reading a page) with over one million views over its lifespan. How many times does a book get opened?

Views and questions are from all over the world with the most views coming from the United States, Russia, Ukraine, France, India, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Germany, China and others. How else can you get worldwide distribution of your "book"? I have kept sales advertisements off of my blog for the present time. I have been considering it as I get closer to "retirement". We will see what the future brings.