We are young farmers energetic about living the good life and are eager to share our experiences, our farm, and the workload with folks who are seriously interested in small, sustainable farm production. We have 2 positions available for the growing season, which runs Feb- November, 2014
Apprentices will participate in all aspects of the farm: increasing soil fertility, greenhouse work, caring for livestock and honey bees, transplanting, direct seeding, weeding, harvesting, and marketing through farmer’s markets and CSA. Also exposure to record keeping, crop planning, and our rotation system.
-Desire to learn farming as a career or lifestyle is required. We want to work with folks who are serious about sustainable agriculture. Our main objective is to grow the best quality food possible for our 140 share CSA (400 + people), and that takes a lot of hard, long hours. It also takes serious attention to the smallest details, so if you are just looking for a place to find yourself, or kind of interested in what farming may be all about, no need to apply.
-Previous sustainable farming experience is preferred. At least some gardening experience is strongly preferred. But most importantly we are looking for folks with a strong work ethic!
-Our ideal apprentice has a positive outlook on life and the ability to have fun and enjoy the work.
-Physical ability to carry out difficult manual labor is a must.
- Although we are a diversified operation, there are some tasks that are quite repetative, such as weeding.
-Lots of energy and enthusiasm are needed!!
-The ability to work out in the heat/cold is necessary. It gets very hot and humid in Georgia in the summer!
One can expect to work 45-55 hours a week with 1-2 days off. As a side note for days off, we are 1 hour south of Atlanta, 30 minutes from Columbus, and 10 minutes from Callaway Gardens and FDR State Park (hiking trails and camping).
Please send your resume, and tell us what you hope to gain from an apprenticeship with us.
An interview at the farm is required for all potential apprentices.