Tri-City Mental Health Authority

Community Garden Farmer (19969198)

RC#19969198-382 V1920-62
Behavioral Health
Los Angeles Area
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$16.94-$22.03 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2008 N Garey Avenue Pomona, 91767



Tri-City is looking to fill one exciting part-time position to serve as a Community Garden Farmer for the Therapeutic Community Garden. The Community Garden Farmer position will appeal to individuals who love to work outdoors and are passionate about teaching and mentoring individuals with behavioral health needs about gardening.  The Community Garden Farmer will report to the Clinical Program Manager.

This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:


  • Maintain and care for the garden, teaching and mentoring Tri-City staff and program participants about gardening;


  • Maintain produce logs/reports, conduct horticulture research to manage plants, irrigation systems and pest control;


  • Form beds for planting; create planting schedule;


  • Select seeds or plants for planting; cultivate and prepare soil for planting;


  • Sow seeds or alternative germination techniques; weed; and prepare and conduct composting;


  • Assemble and maintain irrigation systems, in addition to manually watering crops, plants and trees;


  • Plan plant production to ensure ample harvest will be available for marketing and distribution;


  • Assist team in developing group curriculum that integrates horticulture skills;


  • Participate in community events and presentations to promote the garden and other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate


A degree or certificate in horticulture and one to two years of produce gardening experience. A certification as a Master Gardener is preferred.  Must have proficient computer skills to navigate websites and work within the Microsoft Office Suite.  Preferred candidates will be bilingual in Spanish.

LICENSE:       Must have & maintain a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record and current, valid automobile insurance. 

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, abilities and skills may be considered as qualifying.  The incumbents will possess the most desirable combination of education, training, skills, and experience, as demonstrated in their past and current employment history.  *Candidates may be hired above the minimum salary range depending on qualifications (DOQ).



Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan:  Enrollment in Lincoln Financial 401a Money Purchase Plan (MPP); Tri-City contributes 7.5%. No Social Security.

Sick Leave:  Employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of worked or 3 days.

Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, Credit Union available through Credit Union of Southern California.

Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.

Special Instructions

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION:  Tri-City Mental Health Authority will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants.  If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at

Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone.  Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.

Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.

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