Thursday, May 29, 2014

Biologist position


Environmental consulting firm (30 people) located in Oak Brook, Illinois has an immediate opening for a mid-level environmental specialist/biologist.  B.S. in Biology or Environmental Studies (Natural Resources may be considered pursuant to qualifications) is required.  The primary responsibilities will involve habitat restoration.  Herbicide/pesticide applicator license is required with a minimum of three years’ experience.  Field work will involve leading a crew that will be performing herbicide application and manual removal of Invasive species.  This position requires the ability to lift and carry 30 lbs.  Experience with wetland delineations, plant identification (emphasis on wetland plants), tree identification, and biological stream surveys all positive factors in consideration.  Firm specializes in wetlands, stream surveys, wastewater treatment design, hazardous waste management, air, groundwater, and transportation-related environmental issues (noise, air, and water quality).  Email resume to .

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Angelic Organics Worker share information

Join our Angelic Organics Packing Team in Exchange for a Vegetable Share

Worker Share Information
Angelic Organics, a Biodynamic, Organic Community Supported Agriculture farm 9 mi SE of Beloit, 18 mi NE of Rockford, is now offering a Worker Share. In exchange for your labor, you will receive a full 3/4‐bushel box of organic, biodynamic vegetables each 4‐hour day that you work. You could be cooking with those vegetables that night!

People who apply and are selected to the Worker Share program will come to the farm for 4 hours weekly to assist with the packing of our vegetable boxes. Starting time will be at 1 pm. This enjoyable and fulfilling activity is a serious commitment of 4 hours per week for 24 weeks beginning in mid‐June and going through Thanksgiving. At this point, we are rearranging our packing days, and I am not sure which days we will pack this year. The pack line is in our open pack barn and temperatures can fluctuate from 100 degrees in August to below freezing temperatures in November. Students, teachers and others that can work only during the summer are also encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those that can commit to the full season (Minimal age for working in this program is 14).

How to apply
Before applying, please watch our YouTube video of the week 1 pack from 2011. We also suggest you familiarize yourself with our website and watch our film The Real Dirt on Farmer John.

To apply for the Worker Share program, please email us at, indicating Worker Share program in the subject line. Your email should briefly describe why you want to participate in the Worker Share program, if you want to work Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday afternoon, and your contact information. Please indicate if you are available for the full season or what portion of the season.

We will then contact you to set up an interview.

Liz Whitehurst
Program Director, On-Farm Initiative
Angelic Organics Learning Center

(815) 389-8455 (office)
(847) 989-2347 (cell)

1547 Rockton Road
Caledonia, IL 61011
Angelic Organics Learning Center is an exciting and engaging place to learn about food, farming, and caring for the earth. Sign up for a hands-on farm workshop now!