Plow Girl Farm – PT Farm Team Member

Farm/Organization Name: PlowGirl Farm
Contact Name: Sally Jo Slusher
Contact Email: plowgirlfarm@gmail.com
Location: Chapel Hill
Region: Triangle NC

Farm Description – Basic information about what is produced on your farm.: PlowGirl Farm practices sustainable agriculture on an eight-acre plot just west of Chapel Hill. We grow a wide range of vegetables and specialize in heirloom tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, greens, roots, sunflowers, and more. Dingo Dog Brewing Company, a non-profit dedicated to companion animal welfare, is located on the farm and together we’ve created a zero-waste brewing facility using farm grown crops including hops, and honey from our hives. We strive to be responsible stewards of the land by working with nature, not against it, and tend the crops with a “less is more” philosophy.
Number of Available Positions: 1, part time
Job/Internship Description: This part time position provides an excellent opportunity for a woman of any age to learn about sustainable agriculture and small farm management by living and working on the land. A minimum of 15 to 20 hours of work per week is required, depending on your experience. This leaves ample time to work off farm, attend classes, etc. You will have the opportunity to learn about organic farming (we are adamant about organic practices but are not certified) through hands-on experience. You will also learn about marketing farm products, selling at farmers’ markets, and the basics of farm maintenance and upkeep. You will be encouraged to question, explore, research and experiment with all aspects of farming.
Job/Internship Start & End Dates: Flexible: March 1 – April 1, 2018 Minimum commitment of 5 months, 8 months preferred.
Qualifications: Farming or related experience is helpful but not necessary. You must be in excellent physical condition, energetic, willing to work in all types of weather, keep a flexible schedule (Friday is a required work day), work independently and follow detailed instructions. A passion for nature, a sense of humor and an open mind are mandatory.
Salary/Compensation: In exchange for part time work: comfortable housing that includes a spacious private bedroom and bath, shared kitchen, all you can eat from the field, amenities including internet, laundry facilities, etc. Hourly salary offered if extra work hours are needed.
Application Instructions: Submit a letter of interest and resume to plowgirlfarm@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PlowGirl-Farm-110858038994660/
Closing Date: until filled

 

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