Contact informationFarm Address:
2 Jimmy Clark Road
Gay, Georgia, 30218
Primary Contact: Trece Lingler
Secondary Contact: Rick Davis
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Quercus Farm, a private working ranch that is home to a cattle growing operation, an equine events arena, and a heard of quarter horses sharing land with a large flock of pastured chickens. We are conveniently located 45 minutes south of the Atlanta airport in Gay, GA. At Quercus Farm, we aim to offer the rare opportunity of active, outdoor activities combined with a well-pampered, hospitality experience. Our guests enjoy unique, customized experiences, and the highest quality farm to table inspired meals, created by culinary-schooled chefs. We are passionate about the land, respectful of its history and the bounty it provides. Here, we believe that nutrition, movement, and nature are intrinsic to living our best life. We encourage our guests to learn more about their health, nutrition, our environment and how each of these go hand in hand. Our activities are centered around health and connecting back with nature. Quercus, our farm’s name sake, is Latin for oak, something that you will find throughout the property. We are big foodies and love to share a table with guests using our passion of farm to table foods created from food grown here in our organic garden and from other local farms.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 04/15/2021
Internship Ends: 08/15/2021
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: 06/01/20214
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months
Quercus Farm is seeking a Head Organic Gardener to help provide a “farm to table” experience for our future guests. At Quercus Farm we use sustainable and biodynamic agricultural methods to raise our produce naturally and organically. We are in search of someone who is eager to apply leadership skills into the practices of growing vegetables, herbs, ornamental gardens, and fruits. He/she will lead the design, installation, and day to day operations of the gardens using organic, biodynamic and sustainable methods. The gardens will play an important role not only for food production, but also for educational purposes and property beautification.
Educational Opportunities: Plan overall garden, including but not limited to: amounts, when planted, transplanted, watered, weeded, composted, mulched, harvested, pulled, re-planted. Maintain all areas of the garden- Plant, transplant, fertilize, water, prune, and weed flower beds and plant areas. Maintain flowers, bushes, trees, and shrubs, including pruning. Recognize disease and insect problems of woody and herbaceous plants, and implement controls to alleviate such problems. Plant and propagate bedding plants and perennials Install, maintain and repair irrigation Maintain records as needed Safely operate motor vehicles to transport materials and equipment Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices Work comfortably outside in all weather Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned Work quickly and carefully with good time management skills and a love for working with plants.
Skills Desired: Ideal candidate would have a knowledge of biodynamic farming, pruning, perennials, lawn and garden equipment, food preservation and a background in customer service. Experience in crop planning, greenhouse management, planting and garden maintenance, harvesting and post harvest needs, irrigation set up and repair, and composting are desired.
Stipend: Yes, hourly paid position- DOE
Housing: If needed
Preferred method of Contact: email