Colorado Springs (Hanover), Colorado, 80928
Hiring farm workers to help with harvest! 10$/hr, Oct 16-30. Must be able to bend down repeatedly to harvest crop, have own transportation and be reliable. Crews preferred.
Los Santos Province, Panama
Looking for a permaculture/organic farming expert (or preferably couple) to manage a small organic farm project on the Azuero Peninsula in the Los Santos Province of Panama. The farm currently sits on 2 hectares (approximately 5 acres) and includes several varieties of fruit trees and raised vegetable beds. The farm itself is approximately a 10-15 minute drive from Playa Venao, one of Panama’s premier surfing beaches, and is surrounded by several amazing beaches, rainforests, and waterfalls. The farm includes:
Small one bedroom managers house: Off-grid solar home with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from the front porch. Home is fully furnished and includes a kitchen, full bath, ceiling fans, refrigerator, and bedroom furniture.
Shipping container home: The property also includes a just completed custom designed shipping container home with a full bath, kitchen, and pull down Murphy Bed.
Storage Shed (“Deposito): The storage shed includes several farm implements, passive solar hot water system, and seed starting area.
Water/Irrigation system: Plentiful, year-round and potable well water. The well runs on a solar pump and is used both for the water to the homes and for several storage tanks that service the irrigation system for the vegetable beds and orchard. The irrigation system is installed and furnishes all vegetable beds, and also includes a grey water system that runs from the house to the fruit orchard.
Fruit Orchard: 25-30 trees including mango, guanabana, cacao, Suriname Cherry, star fruit, maracuya, lime, tangerine, guava, avocado, pineapple and several others
Vegetable Beds: Property includes several above ground vegetable beds. My business partner and previous manager estimates that he was getting approximately 30-40% of his diet from food grown on the farm.
Access to the property: Access to the property is a dirt road that is well maintained, although can become muddy during the rainy season.
The bottom line is that this is a really unique property and farming opportunity for a hearty individual or couple interested in off-grid, sustainable living. The views from the property are spectacular and the location includes some of the best surfing, hiking, and outdoor activities in Panama. The area is also extremely popular with an international crowd of hikers, vacationers and surfers from all over the world.
The ideal candidate/s will have experience managing an organic farm or with a strong permaculture orientation. Knowledge of solar systems (inverters, panels, pumps) also a plus, although we can train on the care and maintenance of the systems.
For the right candidate/s, we will offer free room and board in exchange for managing the farm. Candidates who can develop commercial opportunities for the produce grown are free to keep any profits. There are several restaurants in the Playa Venao area that are in need of good, locally grown produce.
We will also pay a stipend of $500 per month to the farm manager. An additional income opportunity may be managing rentals through AirBnB at the container home or main farmhouse, which I am willing to explore.
* Farm manager responsibilities will include:
* Upkeep, maintenance and care of the solar system, irrigation, pumps
* Upkeep and maintenance of the farmhouse and container home
* A commitment to farm the property using organic/permaculture best practices and maintain the orchards and beds in good condition.
If you are interested in this profoundly unique farming experience in one of the most beautiful areas of Panama’s Pacific Coast, please email me at email@example.com.
South Hampton, New Hampshire
Heron Pond Farm
We grow vegetables, small fruits and cut flowers on 55 acres of crop land along the Powow River in South Hampton, NH. Our produce is marketed through our farm stand in South Hampton, farmers markets in several locations, CSA and wholesale. We’ve been farming here for almost 20 years, on the site of a longstanding farm. We love our work and are happy to share our knowledge with curious minds.
We are currently hiring for several full time seasonal openings on our harvest crew. We are busy until Thanksgiving bringing in storage crops and other cold hardy vegetables. Harvest work can be dirty and does require the ability to lift baskets of produce weighing 50 pounds multiple times a day. Besides harvest, other duties include washing vegetables and occasional planting. Driver’s license required, as we use farm vehicles throughout the day.
Starting hourly wage is $10.50 to $12 depending upon experience. Year round work possible for the right candidate. Apply by contacting Greg Balog, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours: 40 hours per week
Compensation: $9-$10/hr depending on experience
Qualifications: A candidate must be:
– 18 years old or older
-able to lift 75lbs
-able to operate equipment
-able to work outside in all types of weather
-able to work Sunday-Thursday
-able to work independently with little supervision
Clovercrest Farm is a MOFGA-Certified organic dairy located in Charleston, ME. Our pastures, hay, and crop land span 500 acres. We milk 90 Jerseys and sell to Organic Valley. We use rotational grazing and feed a low-grain ration. If you have a strong work ethic, interest in grass-based dairying, and experience with equipment operation please consider applying for the position.
Timeframe: We are seeking to hire a full-time year-round employee for a minimum of two years. We are Master Graziers through the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program and can offer DGA mentoring. Please see the DGA website for more information.
Hours: 40-50 hours per week. Longer hours during forage season.
Compensation: Hourly pay is commensurate with capability level. Housing may be available.
How to apply:
No phone calls, please. We are accepting applications until the position is filled. Please e-mail email@example.com with a letter introducing yourself and your interests and capabilities. A job application will be required as well.
Educator/ Market Gardener (full-time paid position)
Cloudview Farm offers a variety of on-farm experiences for student and community groups. We are seeking an educator who can both maintain our current offerings and develop Cloudview Farms’ programming. The educator will also help with garden operations. To give visitors a more authentic experience the Educator/ Market Gardener should be familiar with the gardens and animals.
Most visitors are preschool-3rd graders that come for 90-minute field trips and choose between a six plant part lesson and a plant life-cycle curriculum. In 2016, we offered summer day camps for the first time and hope to expand our camps and programming when school is not in session. We also collaborate with an elementary school on a door-to-door school fundraiser selling carrots. As new groups approach us with unique goals we innovate to meet their needs. Also in 2016, first time visitors included culinary students from and area technical high school, wheelchair-bound patients from a physical rehabilitation center, and a professional teacher training academy.
Support and maintain current garden education programming
Lead approximately 30 preschool-3rd grade student field trips in the spring and fall with groups of 10 to 60 students.
Organize and manage summer day camps
Host 10 to 15 8th grade students from Lakeside Middle School in Seattle for one week in the fall.
Emcee the Annual Fall Festival during the 1st Saturday in October.
Promote and expand garden education programming
Promote education programs through social media, website, and email announcements
Coordinate with other farm and garden staff to develop gardens and property that support programming
Give public presentations
Work in the garden to support the CSA and farmers’ market programs
Harvest, wash, and pack produce
Provide garden labor including weeding, mowing, cultivating, seeding, transplanting
Participate in CSA box deliveries
Skills and Experience:
At least 2 years outdoor education experience, management preferred
Farm or garden experience
$21,000-$24,000 starting salary depending on education and experience
Housing, utilities, trash, internet, and farm food included
To learn more about Cloudview Farm visit www.cloudviewfarm.org.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.