Produce Department Head Position Available


This is in New Vrindaban  for the 2014 growing season. This is a compensated position.

Contact Madhava Gosh for details


Service Description

Department: Gardens & Produce

Mission: Make the gardens attractive, a place where pilgrims, visitors, and community members can find their connection with a natural way of living, create a proper service mood among the staff and support the temple with outstanding produce.

Goal: Produce vegetables and flowers for the New Vrindaban community as per Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. Make sure the garden looks attractive throughout the year. Engage staff and volunteers.

Job Title: Department Head Gardens and Produce

Authority: ECOV


Knowledge and experience in organic food production and garden management.
Interact and communicate in a friendly manner with visitors.
Supervise staff and volunteers, assign duties and evaluate service.
Value other people’s contributions and to express appreciation.
Deal with problems and time sensitive matters.
Organizational and administrative skills.
Steady, reliable, responsible, exemplary character.
Ability to follow budget and financial plan.


Plan the new season based on the needs of the temple.
Prepare the garden for each season (e.g. preparing the soil, planting the seeds, maintaining the crops, harvesting, etc.).
Managing daily operation of the gardens  including staff and volunteers.
Maintaining an attractive, healthy garden.
Managing budget and  controlling expenditures.
Inform  the kitchen one week in advance about planned harvest.
Food processing and storage.
Ensure safety for all staff members, volunteers and guests.
Comply with licensing laws, health, safety and and statutory regulations.
Care and maintenance of machinery and power tools as appropriate.
Attend meetings and training courses as required.

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