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Grower - Biodynamic Gardens

We're looking for a

Grower - Biodynamic Gardens

£21-24,000 per annum
40.0
Hours per week

Address:

42 Acres, Holt Road, Witham Friary, Frome BA11 5HL

Start date:

May 2022

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Grower to work in our food production gardens. We have diverse gardens producing a wide range of veg, herbs and fruit. We use biodynamic-organic, no dig methods of crop production to enhance soil health and through that quality of our produce. This is a great hands-on opportunity to learn about organic/biodynamic horticulture. 

This role is for between 3-5 days per week. We will consider both full time and part time applications.

You will be

  • The role  will cover all of the main aspects of growing veg, herbs & flowers -  from selecting the site, looking at soil, crop planning, cultivation, record keeping etc.
  • Ensuring all gardens are maintained to a high standard. This includes all fruit, vegetable, herbs and other food production within the gardens, 
  • Development & regeneration of the gardens in accordance with the food philosophy vision.
  • Ensuring fruit & veg gardens are always striving to meet the F&B team needs. 
  • Maintenance of all garden machinery, equipment & tools.

About you

  • Experienced Grower (knowledge of biodynamic and permaculture principles is desirable but not essential)
  • Be comfortable in physically demanding work 
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow instructions
  • Positive can-do attitude to all aspects of farm life, regardless of weather.
  • Be  able to work harmoniously in diverse teams.
  • Passionate about organic gardening
  • A strong sense of commitment to a healthy environmentally and socially sustainable world.
  • You will need to be self motivated & reliable.
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about Biodynamic farming
  • There is no public transport to 42 Acres.  It is best accessed by car so you will need to ability to travel to a remote rural location

What we can offer

  • Discounted food and free meals
  • Weekly team meals and regular company events
  • Opportunities to learn
  • Access to personal development and training
  • Flexible schedule
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