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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Help Wanted at Foxhole Farm in Freestone

Help Wanted  
   Foxhole Farms       
           Freestone, CA               


         Help start Foxhole Farms, a young produce and berry farm on 7 acres outside of Freestone. The vision is of an art-driven  bio-intensive farm and community hub that can feed and sustain visitors and residents alike, and act as a model for small farm development in rural/residential areas. We are inviting people to help co-create Foxhole Farms by bringing their energy and skills, and are open to exploring the different forms this may take.
        We are now looking for energetic folks to work on farm tasks such as setting up greenhouses, prepping beds for spring planting, nursery work, and forest management. There are infrastructure and building needs as well. Guidance is available for those that need it and are hoping to expand their skill set, as well as self-directed work for those with more experience.  We are open to apprenticeships, trade, or a small stipend dependent on your level of ability and time commitment.  Skills in demand include: propagation, plant love and knowledge, general handiness, carpentry, irrigation, organizational skills, ditch digging, and bio-dynamic practices.  We would welcome folks with patience, flexibility, and general good attitude about life.
        We are also seeking a Farm Manager to start this spring with a commitment to work through the growing season.  General responsibilities include greenhouse management, keeping fields weeded and organizing planting successions, leading harvest 2-3 times a week, helping to manage interns and volunteers, and some farmers' market work. This is a full time position, and includes room and board. The ideal candidate(s) would be hard working, self motivated and inspired, queer friendly, and have knowledge of plants, landscaping, and farming. Women encouraged to apply, salary commensurate with experience.

Please contact Michelle to continue the conversation or schedule a time to meet during the EcoFarm Conference!

originally posted on the EcoFarm listserve

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