Join the Microfarm Team

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Applications currently closed. Please check back near the end of the Fall 2017 semester.

The UT Microfarm is a fully student-run project. Any UT student is eligible to join the Microfarm Team, no experience required. If you’re interested, keep reading to see if this is the opportunity for you.

What’s Microfarm?

The UT Microfarm is the first and oldest student-run organic farming operation at UT Austin. Our mission is:

To serve as a vibrant resource for the UT community by facilitating experiences of sustainable food systems, interdisciplinary collaboration, economic and social justice, and environmental cooperation. We seek to provide an open space for establishing a community that grows together, explores environmental inquiries, and connects to the natural world through food.

We currently operate at 2204 Leona Street. Hopefully you’ve had the chance to volunteer at a weekly workday or attend a class at the farm. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend that you come out to a volunteer workday.

What’s involved with the position?

As a Project Team member, you’ll be an integral part of the Microfarm magic. Team members gain a deep understanding of the Microfarm, play a role in leading volunteer workdays and farm events, have the opportunity to pursue independent projects and research, and much more.

Aside from general interest and experience in gardening and farming, we’re always looking for applicants who have interest and experience in the following:

  • Photography, blogging, and social media management
  • Designing and leading children’s programs
  • Designing and building small-scale engineering projects
  • Composting
  • Organic pest control and fertilizing
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Designing and implementing educational outreach programs

To apply, you don’t necessarily have to have the skills listed above, or even any gardening experience. The one thing that really matters is an excitement to learn and be involved. The Microfarm flourishes because of the diverse talents and enthusiasm our team members bring to the community!

Although this is not a paid position, being a Team Member has plenty of perks — free fresh produce, access to a compost pile, first dibs on community garden plots, team socials to farmers markets and the like, a community that supports you, and the unmistakable feeling that you’re doing something really cool.

Do I need to know how to garden?

No experience necessary. Each team member contributes something valuable to our community, and we learn how to farm organically as a team.

I’m still not sure what this would entail or if it’s right for me…

Got questions? More often than not, we’ve got answers. Shoot an email to microfarm@utenvironment.org. If you’re not familiar with Microfarm, consider coming to a workday.

Applications currently closed. Please check back near the end of the Fall 2017 semester.