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This post highlights two open roles: a Garden Manager position at Cobblestone Farms; a Land Stewardship Coordinator role at the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust; and provides information about enrolling in the new Trail Technician Program at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC).

Cobblestone Farms

Garden Manager

Cobblestone Farms is a hunger relief non-profit farm serving Northwest Arkansas. Cobblestone Farms works to expand access to fresh food through farming, community engagement, and education. Access to nutritious food leads to better health, educational outcomes, and life. However, it is about more than just calories. It’s about dignity.

The farm is currently seeking a Garden Manager who will be responsible for the planning, development, and maintenance of the garden. This role is pivotal in ensuring the successful cultivation and distribution of produce. Reporting to the Farm Director, the Garden Manager will work closely with other team members to integrate garden activities with the broader objectives of the farm and community programs. This role is ideally suited for someone with a passion for horticulture, sustainable farming practices, and a desire to make a tangible impact on food security in the community.

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Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

Land Stewardship Coordinator

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust (NWALT) is a regional non-profit, 501c3 conservation organization based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This nationally accredited organization is dedicated to preserving quality of life for all people in Northwest Arkansas through the permanent protection of land. NWALT works to save important natural areas that support clean water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, local farms, and cultural heritage.

NWALT is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Land Stewardship Coordinator (LSC). The LSC plays a critical role in the organization and must have experience in land stewardship, natural resources management, and a strong background in the biological sciences. The LSC serves as the boots-on-the-ground land manager for nature preserves as well as chief monitor of conservation easements. The LSC works in a team with the Director of Land Stewardship and stewardship staff/interns to manage properties owned by the Land Trust and protect conservation values on easements placed on private lands. The position requires quick development of a comprehensive knowledge of the land trust’s policies, procedures, operations, programs, partnerships, and core values. The LSC takes ownership of day-to-day management activities on all Land Trust owned properties.

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Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

Weekend Trail Technician Program

Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) recently announced that enrollment is now open for its new Trail Technician Program, set to begin on September 13. This innovative program is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the trail industry, offering comprehensive training in trail construction, maintenance, and management through convenient weekend classes over a 12-week period.

The Trail Technician Program at NWACC provides students with hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge in essential areas of the field. The curriculum includes courses in trail construction and maintenance, planning and design, heavy equipment operation, welding for trails, and small engine repair. Graduates will be well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the trail industry and contribute to the development of sustainable trail systems.

The Trail Technician Program is structured to accommodate busy schedules, with classes held on weekends over a 12-week period. This flexible format makes it accessible for working professionals, volunteers, and those with other weekday commitments.

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