Gaining Ground Farm is looking for field crew members for the 2018 growing season. Gaining Ground is a 3 acre non-profit, no-till, organic farm in Concord, MA that grows produce for hunger relief organizations with the help of volunteers.
Gaining Ground grows over 75,000 pounds of produce, donating to 12 hunger relief organizations in the greater Boston area, with the help of 2,500 volunteers. Our focus is growing nutrient dense produce through soil fertility with the use of appropriate technology, hand tools and low till/bio-intensive farming practices. The job is fast-paced, high energy and highly rewarding.
April - November, average of 40 hours per week
Salary Based on experience, competitive.
· Work directly with farm managers implementing all aspects of the farm including, greenhouse work, field preparations with BCS tractor, soil fertility, irrigation, cover cropping, planting, cultivating, mulching, harvesting, distribution to recipients.
· Provide informal education about organic farming to visitors and volunteer groups
· Lead volunteers of all ages and abilities
1 year of farm experience.
Interest in no-till farming practices.
Ability to work independently, as well as with farm managers and other members of a small team.
Ability to lead and work with volunteers.
Comfortable interacting with active board and food pantry staffs.
Good sense of humor and a strong work ethic.
Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform repetitive physical tasks in all types of weather conditions.
Organized, punctual and attentive to detail.
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter.