We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our farm family. The ideal candidate will have background in farming or gardening and be capable of performing general labor tasks and working in the field. Candidates should also have a knowledge of growing plants (vegetables, herbs and flowers) and a passion for organic farming. We start all our plants from seeds, so a knowledge of growing from seeds is preferred.
Growing produce and flowers
Watering, weeding, preparing beds for planting, transporting, harvesting, starting plants from seeds.
Potentially giving tours to girl scouts, homeschool and 4-H groups to teach them about organic farming.
Talking to public and educating them during "pick your own" events.
Looking for someone to start in the Spring, around April. Flexible schedule. 20-30 hours a week. You would be working with a team of people so you can coordinate schedules to make sure that plants are watered, plants are getting in the ground in a timely manner, and plants are being harvested.
Job Type: Part-time
Part Time Job Description
By Faith Farm is seeking a passionate, full-time farmer with a desire to serve others to join our non-profit mission!
By Faith Farm’s food project is a 501c3 non-profit partnering with Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee to produce and distribute nutrient-dense food, grown chemical-free, to the needy. Across our 97-acres, the farm also has several agritourism operations including a farm-stay apartment, event space in a beautiful barn, and a “You-Pick” flower garden. All of which all help to sustain the mission of increasing access to fresh produce to those in need in Middle Tennessee.
Our farm worker will:
Prepare land, plant, and harvest 2-acres of fruits & vegetables for donation using regenerative farming practices.
Help with farm maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other property management tasks.
Plant ½ acre “You-Pick Flower” garden (training available with flower consultant).
Direct and work with volunteers to complete projects with help of volunteer coordinator.
Communicate issues that require attention to the farm owner and BOD.
Help with land fertility programs (compost tea and biodynamic prep applications, annual manure compost application, cover crop rotations).
Assist in long-term beautification projects around agritourism sites on the farm.
You will be a good fit if you…
Love the land!
Have a heart for people!
Have a knowledge of regenerative, chemical-free farming practices.
Have experience with gardening or farming.
Able to communicate openly, honestly, and clearly with people inside and outside of By Faith Farm.
Can bend, kneel, squat, stand.
Can lift to 50lbs repeatedly.
Have a strong ethical compass.
$19 per hour.
Access to fresh produce.
Access to on-farm recreation including hiking, fishing, ponds, and waterfall.
Opportunity for on-farm living quarters with reduced rent.
Partnership opportunities to explore other farming ventures utilizing existing farm acreage, two 2,700 sq.ft. high tunnels, and fully equipped 2700 sq. ft. greenhouse.
You can check out more about us at www.byfaithfarm.com! If you think you are the right fit, we’d love to hear from you! Send us a message and tell us more about YOU, mention where you heard about us, and tell us your favorite crop to grow.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $19.00 per hour
COVID-19 considerations: Not at this time.
Ability to commute/relocate:
Joelton, TN 37080: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
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