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Combating Invasive Plant Species

October 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10052 Reading Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45241
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  • 3 Hours

  • 5+

  • 80 Volunteers

What we'll doWork side by side with passionate volunteers to cut down and remove these harmful plants from the surrounding forest of Gorman Heritage Farm.
Who can do itAnyone 5+

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us as we learn about invasive plant species, why they are detrimental to our environment and ways we can combat their wide spread growth. Start the day with a brief lesson about the impact invasive plants have on our native biodiversity and also how to properly identify these harmful plants and how to remove them. We will then be going to our multiple trails around our 122 acre non-profit farm to search out and remove invasive plant species.

10052 Reading Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45241
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Working under the direction of the Farm Manager to care for livestock and poultry, grounds and building maintenance, and management of Volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:
Manage livestock: monitor nutrition, pasture rotation, feed rations,breeding and medical care.
Daily correspondence with and oversight of Farmyard Volunteers
Manage Volunteer Groups, including prep
Help prepare Farmyard and Animals for education groups
Feeding, watering, cleaning, and pasture rotation for livestock and poultry
Take notes related to animal health, feeding, and pasture rotation, as well as volunteer tasks, education groups, etc.
Grounds maintenance including mowing, trimming and snow removal as needed
Other duties as assigned.

Education/Skills: College Degree preferred. High School Diploma/GED and relevant work experience required. Basic knowledge of animal care, livestock experience preferred. Good communications skills. Positive attitude. Self Starter. Passion for the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm.

Physical demands: This position requires very strenuous physical activities. Must be able to lift 50 pounds independently. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Equipment operated: Tractors, truck with trailer, utility vehicles, zero turn mower, weed eater, hand tools, power tools, computer, printer/copier, and other equipment found in office, farm and teaching environment.

To apply: Send cover letter explaining your interest in and experience related to the position, and resume to Bill at [email protected]
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