Farm Job at Michaela Farm in Indiana, 2017
Michaela Farm is a small farm of approximately 275 acres in the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana. We are located on the edge of the quaint town of Oldenburg, IN, with three acres of gardens and the rest divided into pastures for our 100 head of Devon cattle, hay fields and 200 chickens.
We are in need of a lead gardener, full time, who will help plan, plant and harvest vegetables from the garden to be sold on site, to local establishments (restaurants/hospital) and for our summer and fall CSA. The position includes benefits and the satisfaction of producing farm to table produce farmed using natural farming practices. Seasonal workers aid in the care and harvest of the garden produce. You must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs., have gardening experience and be familiar with the principles of organic farming as well as knowledge of running a Community Supported Agriculture program. You are accountable to the farm manager and work closely with him in the planning and execution of the gardens. We would certainly welcome a person of this skill level.
The Michaela Farm Job salary is commensurate with surrounding farm wages of someone in a supervisory position as this. Please go to the Sisters’ website to see further information about our farm and the CSA program. The address is: oldenburgfranciscans.org click on the farm tab at the top of the home page. For additional information call our farm manager Chris Merkel at 812-212-0566 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michaela Farm derives its name from Sister Michaela Lindemann, one of the first women to join the new congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in 1851, who began directing the work on the then newly acquired land in 1854.
Merging agriculture, education and spirituality, Michaela Farm builds on and enfleshes the Franciscan value of "just relationships with all Creation." This value is core to our attitudes toward Earth and is a source of inspiration and motivation for our work. We express this value by these actions:
- Simple living
- Seeing all (creation) as "kin"
- Respectful use of resources
- Striving for sustainability
- Gratitude, hospitality and sharing
Michaela Farm is located among the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana.