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This job expired on January 16, 2018

Organic Farmer/ Farming Couple Greyfield Inn

  • Date Posted November 17, 2017
  • Location Cumberland Island, GA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description The historic Greyfield Inn is seeking a talented farmer or farming couple to manage the Greyfield Garden.

Greyfield Inn is a small and intimate inn located on Cumberland Island, GA – a beautiful, pristine, and undeveloped island accessible only by boat or small airplane. Our location provides a wonderful opportunity to live and work in a truly unique setting. The goal of Greyfield Garden is to provide organically grown produce for inn guests. We also strive to educate the same people about where food comes from and the care that is necessary to get it to the table. We grow various vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs. We focus heavily on growing healthy soils through composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation. Job Description Responsibilities:
 Manage and maintain the 1.5 acre garden using sustainable and organic
methods while producing a variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs, fruit, and
cut flowers
 Work closely with chefs to plan for seasonal menus, new crops, projected
harvests and availability
 Work with management to plan for cut-flower production
 Knowledge of farm systems including greenhouse management, pest and
disease control, irrigation, succession planting, and post harvest handling. 
 Educate guests on sustainable growing practices and our farm to table mission
 Use composting, cover cropping, and a crop rotation to manage soil health
and fertility
 Work within garden budget to source OMRI certified materials and other
organic seeds and products needed for the garden 

Required:
 At least 2 years of experience managing a vegetable operation in the
Southeastern US
 Ability to produce a wide assortment of seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs, and
cut flowers and maintain seasonal availability
 Ability to work in challenging conditions of coastal Southeast Georgia-
seasonal mosquitoes, gnats, deerflies, hot and humid summers, sandy soil
conditions
 Ability to manage time efficiently, stay organized, and communicate
effectively

Compensation Details:
 Annual salary starts at $35,000/ farmer, commensurate with experience
 Housing and meals provided
 Paid vacation after one year
 Medical and dental after 60 days Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, less than 50k How to apply
This job expired on January 16, 2018
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