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Grateful Gardeners is Hiring!

WE ARE HIRING! ARE YOU THE PERFECT FIT?

WE’VE BUILT A BRAND NEW FLOWER FARM IN 2022 AND NOW WE NEED A FEW GOOD HUMANS TO HELP US MAKE IT GROW!

GRATEFUL GARDENERS – February 2022

We have a commercial scale aquaponics greenhouse with plans for research and expansion. We propagate a lot of plants here … We grow a lot of flowers here too …

Grateful Gardeners is a 34 acre flower farm in Poolesville, Maryland. Owned and operated by Tom Precht and Sarah Daken since 2018. Our farm needs a fulltime field manager! Duties Required: farm planning, field work, weed and pest management, all planting, staking, irrigation and support structures for over an acre of cut flower production. Duties will also include management of harvesting, overseeing any and all other field employees, management of a weekly farmers market on Saturday mornings, general maintenance of farm equipment, repairs and projects to facilitate seamless day to day operations.

This is a full-time position with an expectation of a year round commitment of 40 hours per week, with days and times to be agreed upon by the parties.

Minimum Requirements:
– A bachelors degree in life sciences
– At least 2 years of agricultural experience
– Must live within 35 miles of our farm; 17240 Edwards Ferry Rd. Poolesville, MD 20837
– No criminal background and a valid drivers license

Physical ability:
– Can lift at least 50 lbs
– Capable of working in hot and cold outdoor temperatures

Preferred Requirements:
– At least 1 full season of flower farming experience
– A bachelors degree in horticulture
– Advanced degree a plus
– Research experience a plus
– Mechanical and Equipment knowledge and repair skills a plus
– Excellent communication skills
– Excellent customer service skills
– Flexibility, resiliency, passionate, kind, helpful, and generous

We believe in creating and maintaining close relationships with our employees.

Grateful Gardeners – June 2022

We attend 2 Virginia Farmers Markets every Saturday

We start a lot of seeds here ….

It’s a lot of hard work and it’s hard on the body but it’s pretty amazing to be outside on most days, surrounded by nature and a positive environment.

2022 employees Sophie and Bryce made flower farming a lot of fun!

“My time at Grateful Gardeners provided me with a comprehensive education in both cut flower agriculture and the ins and operations for a quickly growing business. Employees are encouraged to work creatively and collaboratively, and leadership genuinely takes the input of the crew into consideration. The bonds I’ve fostered with the owners and their community will surely last a lifetime. They care deeply about their employees. Crew compensation and benefits reflect this ethos.”

“It was such an incredible experience to take ownership over the projects I was involved in. The field manager position is an all-encompassing position that undoubtedly gives the opportunity to grow your skills in horticulture and readily gain new ones as well. Overall, working at Grateful Gardeners is fun, educational, and such a unique opportunity. I couldn’t be more thankful to have had this experience. I would recommend it to any flower lover who’s ready to roll their sleeves up, get their hands dirty and learn!”

~Sophie Greenberg

“Working for Grateful Gardeners over the past few summers has been a rigorous, educational, and memorable experience. I continued to return each season because I enjoyed getting to work on projects involving agriculture, sustainable businesses, plants, and ultimately people who like to get their hands dirty. Sarah and Tom have taught me a great amount over the last few years and I have been extremely grateful to have been a part of their amazing team.”

~Bryce Davis

Apply here: https://www.gratefulgardeners.co/employment

Category:
Jobs, Internships & Opportunities
Region:
Baltimore & Central Maryland
Address:
17240 Edwards Ferry Rd

Poolesville, Maryland 20837
Contact Name:
Sarah Daken
Contact Email:
sarah.daken@gratefulgardeners.co
Date Posted:
01/06/2023

 

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