Job: Farm and Garden Worker in Indiana

SEASONAL FARM and GARDEN WORKER JOB in OLDENBURG, INDIANA

Payment: Dependent upon experience Start date: April/May-September/October, 2014 Michaela Farm is a 300-acre diversified farm in the rolling hills of southeastern Indiana which takes great pride in its grass-fed beef, honey, free-range eggs, and naturally raised produce.  Even though the farm is not certified, they raise all of their produce following the organic standards as closely as possible.  Supporting the community through educational events and by providing fresh, nutritious and delicious food, they are dedicated to respecting the earth, their neighbors and themselves.

The position of seasonal garden worker offers numerous opportunities to learn, exercise a strong work ethic, and develop an informed relationship with the soil and local food system in southeastern Indiana.   As a seasonal gardener, you can expect to divide your time between planting, cultivating and harvesting produce, as well as maintaining farm store cleanliness and interacting with volunteers and farm visitors.  Staff at Michaela Farm are dedicated to a positive, safe and productive work environment.  Note, the position requires frequent standing, bending and kneeling so you should be in good physical condition.  This position will feed your love for the outdoors and keep you connected with how food is grown and distributed.   You can expect to work 40 hours a week from April/May-October with the opportunity to advance to Head Gardener at the end of the season.  You will need to provide your own housing and transportation.  The hourly wage is dependent upon experience.

No prior experience or organic gardening knowledge is required, but come prepared to learn best ways to transplant, cultivate and harvest fresh produce and herbs.

We recommend that someone in this position have good physical health and be able to work well outdoors.

Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Ability to work with others and/or independently

Capable of lifting 50 lbs and performing tasks with frequent bending, crouching or standing

The farm is in Oldenburg, Indiana.  They are an extension of the Sisters of St. Francis.  You can find their website at http://www.oldenburgfranciscans.org/farm

You can contact Michaela Farm via e-mail at michaelafarm@etczone.com or call the office at (812) 933-0661 to receive an application.  They would like to fill this position in mid-April or May, so please have your resume in by the beginning of April.

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