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We are hiring!

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GROWER ASSISTANT

 

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working person to assist our flower farm in daily tasks on a part-time basis, from March through November/December 2024, and beyond.

 

Prospect Hill is a small cut flower farm, producing over 40 types of flowers using sustainable growing practices with about two acres in production in Louisa County.  Now in our tenth 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. We are members of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. We are also 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 as part of a small team or independently

  • 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 (preferred, not required)

  • Available to sell occasionally Saturday mornings at the farmers market in RVA, April-October (not required, but plus)

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Soil preparation, cultivation, spreading compost

  • Cutting down and clearing out finished plants and beds

  • Sowing seeds, planting, and weeding

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

  • Use hand tools, small equipment and machinery as needed

  • Assist with making bouquets

  • Occasional harvesting and processing flowers

  • Carry out farm maintenance tasks

  • Other duties as assigned

Part-time position, approximately 15-25 hours a week, during 2-4 days a week. Potential for increase in hours.  Pay commensurate with experience, $15-$17 hour. Plus plenty of flowers.

 

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to britton@prospecthillfarm.net.

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