Job: Garden Coordinator for the Garden at Elawa Farm – IL

This Position has Been Filled. But Please Check Out Current Positions on our Jobs and Internships Page at http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/ Title: Garden Coordinator for the Garden at Elawa Farm Type: Eight month position from early April through early December Location: Lake Forest, Illinois Compensation: The position will pay an annual salary but will not include benefits. The Gardeners at Elawa are seeking a coordinator for the 2.2 acre production garden at Elawa Farm in Lake Forest, Illinois. The mission of the Gardeners is to restore and maintain Elawa’s historic garden, to provide locally grown produce and flowers for the community, and to provide education for people interested in growing their own food and flowers organically. Freshly harvested crops, as well as fresh breads and soups made in the on-site kitchen, are sold in an on-site market.

The Garden Coordinator will direct day to day operations in the garden, and assist with garden planning and crop selection, under the oversight of the Gardeners’ Board of Stewards. This is an ideal position for an experienced gardener who is ready to ply his/her growing skills in: an already established garden with a loyal customer base; in good soil maintained with organic practices; in a beautiful setting overlooking 600 acres of oak savanna and open prairie.

We are especially interested in candidates with:
• a strong background in growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and cutting flowers
• a willingness to work with the volunteers who make this garden possible
• experience in vegetable crop rotation, harvesting and storage (root cellar on site)
• experience in cover cropping and composting
• experience in weed and pest control using organic practices
• experience with growing in 4 to 5 foot wide raised beds

2 Comments on Job: Garden Coordinator for the Garden at Elawa Farm – IL

  1. Marion Cartwright // December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am // Reply

    I am the person who posted this job opening. The position was filled long ago and should be pulled from the website. I am sorry if I neglected to let you know to pull it. Thank you. any questions, please call my mobile phone 847-372-1642.

    • Marion,

      Taking these things down confuses the search engines. Instead I simply removed your contact info and put a note at the top that the position has been filled and where to look for more current positions. Hope that’s acceptable.

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