Paid Part-time Garden Helper – New Roots Market Garden
Last Updated On: November 1st, 2023 at 01:46PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
3719 Bend Of Ivy Rd
Marshall, North Carolina, 28753
Primary Contact: Krista Fayette
Secondary Contact: Stephen Rosenthal
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: New Roots is a regenerative, 1.5 acre market garden located on Eastern Cherokee land, approximately 20-25 minutes from Asheville in Marshall, NC. We grow a variety of vegetables and herbs for two farmers markets using zero spray, organic, low-no till practices. We are committed to growing food for our community with utmost care for the ecosystem within the gardens as well as surrounding them. Having a solid team of growers who are passionate about sustainable agriculture is very important to us, we love what we do and wish to share this practice with others.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: April 1, 2023
Internship Ends: December 1, 2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: March 15, 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
-Monday Harvest Helper 8-4
-Wednesday Garden Helper 8-4
-Wednesday Garden Helper 8-12
-Friday Harvest Helper 8-4
Monday & Fridays are our harvest days and Wednesday is our big garden work day, it benefits us to train farm hands on both of these unique days for a well-rounded learning experience. We are looking to hire one helper to work all three days and another to work a combination of one or two days.
-Garden Helper position :
Garden days are rigorous and a great work out. We like to keep a steady pace, but not rush. You will typically be working side by side with one of the farm owners for a full learning experience and freedom to ask all the questions! However we do expect that once trained, you are able to perform projects and tasks solo as well. Garden work consists of: Bed preparation, moving tarps, composting, mulching, cultivating, transplanting, plant propagation, seeding, and hand weeding.
-Harvest Helper Position:
Fast paced, but mindful: harvesting, washing and packing. Requires strong attention to detail and passion for cleanliness and quality. We typically train you on each crop thoroughly then let you loose to harvest that crop solo once you feel confident. During different times of the season our harvest may last the full day or we often finish early. This results in an afternoon of garden work.
Educational Opportunities: You will typically be working side by side with one of the farm owners for a full learning experience and freedom to ask all the questions! Lots of hands on experience and knowledge of biointensive market gardening.
Skills Desired: -able to work quickly and efficiently -high attention to detail -comfortable lifting 50# repeatedly -maneuvering a full wheel barrow for extended periods of time -prepared to work in all weather conditions -experience related to farming, landscaping, restaurant industry
Meals: No meals. Produce provided
Stipend: $15/hr + fresh veggies of helpers choice
Preferred method of Contact: Email/text