Trainee grower opportunity
We are looking for someone to join our small team at School Farm CSA as a part-time trainee grower from mid April to end October 2020.
This is a brilliant learning opportunity for someone who wants to go on to run a market garden or work in community gardening. We are a three-acre CSA farm, providing veg shares from early June until Christmas, selling wholesale produce to local businesses year-round, and teaching accredited horticulture courses in partnership with Bicton College.
You will be involved in all aspects of running the market garden, including propagation, cultivation, fertility management and crop care. There will also be opportunities to get involved in other aspects of the farm including marketing, events, and working with volunteers, depending on your interests. We are also active members of both the South West growers’ group and the South Hams growers’ group, so you would be welcome to join on tours and networking events at other local farms.
In exchange for 2 days a week we can offer a £50 stipend and fresh vegetables. Accommodation will not be available on site but we are happy to help find accommodation locally.
To apply, please send us an email explaining why you are interested in joining us for the growing season and your current growing and other work experience. Deadline for applications is the 17th February. Informal interviews/work day at the farm will be held in the week of the 9th March. For any questions and to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aren’t currently running our volunteer days, but hope to start up again in the Spring. Watch this space for details.