Job: CSA Internships and Employment Opportunities, Ohio

Job: Organic Farm / CSA Internships and Employment Opportunities, Dayton, Ohio, 2014

Patchwork Gardens is currently seeking help with the day-to-day operations of the farm.  They prefer candidates who are able to work full time (40-60 hours/week) and willing to stay with them for the length of the growing season (March-November).  They work in the Winter months as well and they encourage applicants to contact them at any time throughout the year. The right person has the opportunity to become a long-term partner in the farm.  They are a young farm, learning fast, and quickly expanding in the Dayton area.  They seek an applicant whose energy can help them grow their business.Patchwork-Gardens Applicants will be required to visit the farm for a working interview and trial period before signing on for the full season. Major Duties
  • Starting plants from seed and transplanting seedlings into the garden
  • Preparation and maintenance of garden including tilling, broadforking, spreading manure, watering, weeding and mulching
  • Harvesting, cleaning, packing, and delivering produce for our CSA, wholesale customers, and farmers' markets
  • Sharing in responsibility of feeding, watering, and other care of livestock (chickens, goats, sheep)
  • Providing assistance with construction projects and maintenance of farm infrastructure (especially greenhouses)

Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and experience with growing vegetables without added chemicals
  • Strong work ethic and desire to learn
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • Attention to detail and efficiency
  • Creativity and love for a sustainable lifestyle
Compensation
  • Meals including fresh produce from the farm, pastured beef, pork, and chicken all raised responsibly and locally by friends
  • Housing in the renovated loft of our reconstructed 100+ year old barn or in outdoor campsites is available but not required
  • Weekly stipend starting at $200/week and increasing with length of stay and performance

Please direct your inquiries to: eat.patchworkgardens@gmail.com or (937) 835-5807

For more information abut the farm, go to www.PatchworkGardens.net

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