Herb Farm manager

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Blossom's Biodynamic farm is hiring a herb farm lead

Blossom’s Farm // Herb farm lead

 

Job description

Our farm is run by three farm lead positions – the herb farm lead, the vegetable farm lead and the nursery lead. The three leads work together and run the farm under management of the owners. This post is about the herb farm lead. This position requires knowledge of horticultural practices and a wide variety of plants. This is a full time position.

 

Tasks

Greenhouse nursery work nurturing seedlings and transplants

Field work including fertilizing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, and watering

Harvesting, drying, and processing culinary and medicinal herbs

Assisting in the development of the property by planting perennial shrubs & trees

Working with volunteers

Helping host farm events and educational tours

Occasionally working with farm animals

Working closely with farm management to develop and carry out the farm’s seasonal plan and daily operations

Identifying subsequent work tasks and the necessary steps for their completion

Communicating information to the crew in a timely manner

Organizing with crew members to successfully accomplish tasks at hand

Working closely with farm management to care for and develop our herb garden

Organizing crew for garden maintenance including seeding, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, mulching, watering and weeding.

Garden soil development through amendments and cover cropping

Tracking inventory and record keeping

 

Required qualifications:

Interest in Biodynamic farming and Anthroposophy, as well as Regenerative farming a must.

Experience managing and leading people

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Physically fit, able to lift a 50lbs feed bag, reliable, detail-oriented, organized, hard-working, and self-motivated

Able to take direction and ownership of delegated tasks

Passionate about herbs, food and healing

Committed to living and working in community

Additional qualifications for Herb Garden Manager Position:

At least 1-year of experience employed full time on a farm with extensive experience growing plants (annuals and perennials)

Preferably comprehensive knowledge of medicinal herbs and experience commercially harvesting, drying, and processing medicinal and culinary herbs

 

Salary

$18-20 depending on experience.

+ Electronic tips from the Coffeeshop are distributed among all employees and are added to the salary.

+ 25% employee discount on apothecary items, produce and coffeeshop goods.

+ Workshops are free to all employees.

Onsite housing a possibility.

 

We just relocated to Aromas after 6 years in Corralitos and 6 years in Bonny Doon. Our new farm is on 45 acres, with a fair amount of woodland. Part of the farm is a non-profit entity called “Millefolium” which will be the educational branch of the farm with apprentices, wwoofers, workshops, onsite learning in all its forms.

Please email us your resume to info@blossomsfarm.com

 

Blossom’s Farm, 2033 SanJuan Road, Aromas, CA, 95004

To apply for this job email your details to carinfortin@mac.com