Fox Haven Organic Farm hiring Farmer

Jefferson, Maryland

Fox Haven is seeking an individual or couple for a position as a farmer/gardener. Housing is provided. Responsibilities include planning and implementing an organic community garden, teaching volunteers and young people, taking care of small animals, landscaping and maintenance, working on the farm and in the office as needed. Job requires ability to communicate skillfully about biodynamic farming, permaculture, ecological thinking and all we are doing at Fox Haven.

Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center is a gathering place grounded in nature and contemplative practice, dedicated to nurturing deep and creative conversations among people, restoring human connections with one another and with the natural world. It is an hour’s drive from Wash DC and Baltimore. Government people come out to see how Fox Haven is modeling an alternative to chemically intensive industrial agriculture. Fox Haven acts as a catalyst to change our way of thinking from a mechanical worldview to seeing our world as a vibrant, fragile living ecological system.  We offer a wide variety of speakers and on-going programs, and provide the surrounding community a safe haven for gatherings of all kinds.

The farmer of Fox Haven will help support and deepen the growth of Fox Haven as a place of healing and transformation, by fostering spiritual growth inwardly and in relation to the natural world. Join us to be part of a professional environment, which encourages respect, honesty, and trust among our staff, and strives to offer the highest degree of service to the land, to our community, and to workshop participants.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of managing an organic garden or farm. Experience organizing a community garden. Knowledge and experience with organic gardening methods. A flexible and cooperative personality. Open mind, open heart. Excellent communication and organizational skills.  Spiritual practice, mindfulness is a plus.

Salary is dependent upon experience.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please tell us why in a cover letter, resume(s) and 2 references to: foxgarden15@gmail.com

To learn more about us, check out our website:  http://www.foxhavenfarm.org

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