Urban Farmer Little Wild Things City Farm
- Date Posted June 07, 2021
- Location Washington, DC
- Category Agriculture / Business
- Job type Part-Time
Little Wild Things is a unique urban farm located in Washington, D.C. growing Certified Naturally Grown microgreens, shoots, salad greens, and edible flowers for wholesale and retail distribution in DC, MD, and VA. We've pivoted our business significantly to adapt to COVID-19 and now primarily sell direct to consumer through a large salad subscription program, online, and at farmers markets. We currently have two growing locations: an outdoor farm where we grow our edible flowers, and an indoor vertical farm where we grow our microgreens, salad greens, and shoots. Both farms are located in Northeast, Washington, D.C. All of our microgreens and outdoor flowers are grown in locally produced soil. Our salad greens and indoor edible flowers are grown hydroponically.
Our team is on a mission to prove that sustainable agriculture is commercially viable in urban landscapes, and that farming is the best job out there for smart, talented, hard-working, innovative thinkers. As a first generation, woman-owned farm, we aim to be pioneers in the next generation of American agriculture, which we believe will be characterized by more sustainable, regenerative practices, greater diversity, and more localized production. We are a small, fast-growing team and we put heart, soul, and grit into working on the farm every day.
Little Wild Things City Farm is looking for someone enthusiastic about growing local food with at least one year of experience in sustainable agriculture, controlled environment agriculture, or hydroponic agriculture. This position will directly help our microgreen and edible flower production and assist with our new CSA-style Salad Share program, online ordering, and outdoor edible flower production, with potential to grow with us and take on more responsibility over time. This position will support the work of the entire team and report to the Production Manager.
Work is carried out an indoor vertical farm, and an outdoor ¼ acre plot in the H St. & Edgewood neighborhoods of NE Washington, D.C.. Individual tasks may be physically demanding and may include long hours doing any of the following:
Seeding, watering, harvesting, and packing produce
Cleaning, including washing trays and sanitizing equipment
Lifting and moving heavy objects
Long periods standing or working on concrete and in outdoor conditions, including rain, heat, and cold.
The right candidate will demonstrate an extreme attention to detail, creativity, honesty, and will be enthusiastic about working in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. Likewise, they will not be deterred by the responsibility of completing routine tasks such as cleaning, labeling, or organizing. Preferred, but not required qualifications include: experience working on an organic or regenerative farm, or an indoor hydroponic/vertical farm (helpful skills include: installing/operating drip irrigation, bed preparation, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, using small scale farm tools such as a broadfork, tiller, colinear/stirrup hoe, landscape fabric, seeders, hydroponics/deep water culture) GAP certification, experience in the restaurant industry, management experience, and/or photography/writing/social media skills. The right candidate will have a strong desire to provide the highest level of customer service at all times, and will not be afraid to hustle and work under pressure if required.Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions