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Elderberry Wisdom Farm is expanding



Elderberry Wisdom Farm is excited to announce that we are recruiting a new Native Agriculture Biodiversity Accelerator (NABA) Director. Our team is expanding. We need an additional leader who can guide our internships and microenterprise development services for Native American and other individuals of color here at the farm. The announcement is below and we are requesting our partners and other colleagues to share this message with your communities so we can get the word out. Those who are interested in knowing more can send an email and their resume to Sara at info@elderberrywisdom.org.


Elderberry Wisdom Farm’s Project Director will manage the Native Agriculture Biodiversity Accelerator (NABA). This is a full-time exempt salaried role responsible for coordinating agricultural and horticultural career pathway planning and trainings for cohorts of Native Americans interested in becoming owners and operators of their own microenterprise business. Elderberry Wisdom Farm is a Native American 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. We are located on a two-acre farm in the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon.


The Native Agriculture Biodiversity Accelerator (NABA) provides paid internships to Native American adults and youth pursuing microenterprise career pathways in environmental conservation, horticulture and agriculture. Paid internships include academic classroom training plus outdoor experiential service-learning activities that integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) perspectives. EWF is forming businesses and a farm cooperative which will be owned and operated by Native Americans: Indigenous Native Plant Nursery, LLC and Native American Habitat Restoration, LLC, using Blue Elderberry Farm LLC which was formed in 2021 as our business model. We are also forming the Native American Farm Cooperative and Farmers Market for Native Americans interested in organic farm ownership. Interns will be trained over three years to serve as emerging owners and operators of these businesses.


For the full position description, visit our website: Native American Project Director

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