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GROWER ASSISTANT

 

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working person to assist our flower farm team in daily tasks on a part-time basis now (September) through November/December 2022 and returning at the beginning of our season next February/March 2023.

 

Prospect Hill is a small cut flower farm, producing over 40 types of flowers using sustainable growing practices with about two acres in production.  Now in our eighth year, we supply blooms to local florists and designers in central Virginia and to customers at the Farmers Market at St. Stephen's in Richmond. Located in Louisa County, we are members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and are co-owners of the flower cooperative River City Flower Exchange.

The ideal applicant is:

  • Positive, observant, and a quick learner

  • Proactive, dependable, likes to work outside

  • Willing to work in all types of weather (90 degrees, rain, cold) and get dirty!

  • Able to work fast and efficiently, on a variety of tasks

  • Enjoy doing physical labor, working with your hands

  • Willing to be on your feet for extended periods of time

  • Carry out repetitive tasks and lift heavy objects (50 lbs)

  • Interested in growing organically/sustainably

  • Enthusiastic about local flower/food movement

  • Able to commit for the entire season (March-November)

  • Farm/commercial growing/nursery experience (highly recommended, not required)

  • Available to sell occasionally Saturday mornings at the farmers market (a plus, not required)

 

Duties include:

  • Soil preparation, cultivation, spreading compost

  • Cutting down/clearing out finished plants/beds

  • Sowing seeds, transplanting, and weeding

  • Assist with pest and disease control, and high tunnel management

  • Use hand tools, some small equipment and machinery as needed

  • Harvesting and processing flowers

  • Carry out farm maintenance tasks

  • Other duties as assigned

Part-time position approximately 12-20 hours a week, potential for increase in hours, and flexible schedule.  Pay commensurate with experience.

 

If interested, please email your resume and why you're interested to work with us to prospecthillfarmllc@gmail.com.

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