Project GROWS is a nonprofit educational farm in Augusta County, Virginia with the mission to grow a healthy community by connecting all people to nutritious foods. Our farm stewards a healthy ecosystem that yields nutrient-dense food as well as providing beautiful, engaging natural spaces that promote self-discovery and joy. We provide experiential, hands-on education through summer camps, in-school activities and mentorship programs. Our team also manages multiple farmers markets that improve food security and contribute to our local food economy. We envision a world with an equitable food system where everyone has the access and knowledge to choose, grow, and enjoy foods that support a healthy life. To learn more, please visit www.projectgrows.org.
The Farm Assistant will directly assist the Farm Manager with all aspects of fruit and vegetable production – from seed to table – at Project GROWS’ 10 acre farm in order to support the organization’s food access and education programs. The Farm Assistant will foster an inclusive and welcoming environment while leading and working alongside small and large groups of staff, youth, and volunteers. The Farm Assistant will function as a core member of the Project GROWS team, exemplifying an ethic of community, teamwork, personal responsibility, and creative problem-solving in pursuit of the organization’s mission.
*While experience working a vegetable farm is helpful, a willingness to work hard, try new things, and improvise is most important! We encourage candidates with limited experience to still apply.
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