We seek an experienced culinary/community gardener for the 2023 season. Candidate must be a knowledgeable gardener with experience growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits in Virginia's climate with prior experience with an organic culinary/community garden. Experience with honeybees, berries, chickens, and lavender would be a plus.
We seek someone who genuinely loves organic gardening and enjoys spending time outdoors. MUST BE: self-motivated, hardworking, joyful, flexible, creative, resourceful problem solver, enjoy interacting with people, pride in work, attention to detail, sense of humor, organized.
- Collaborate with land owners to plan this year's garden, purchase all needed supplies, and plant everything.
- Tend to the organic garden day-to-day throughout the growing season with attention to detail and genuine care, and without the use of inorganic fertilizers, chemical herbicides, or synthetic pesticides.
- Maintain the garden area and all tools, keeping everything in shape, tidy and inviting.
- Manage harvesting, cleaning, and packing produce for culinary use and community sharing.
Several years of experience with herb, vegetable, fruit gardening
Current and valid drivers license with a clean driving record
Reliable transportation is required
Ability to lift heavy objects and do physical labor outside in the garden
Educational background in agriculture a plus
Real life experience as a culinary or community gardener
Passion and genuine love for gardening