Hiring: Organic Greenhouse Assistant – Windy Ridge Organics

Nov 26 2021
Published by under Food in the Pioneer Valley

Organic Greenhouse Assistant

We are hiring for spring greenhouse production at our certified organic farm and edible plant
nursery. Position primarily involves working alone, but in close communication with the farm
owner and one or two other employees. The right candidate will be comfortable working
solo and must have excellent observation and communication skills. 20-30 hours per week.
Position runs from March to July with more hours available during the peak transplanting
season (April to June) There may be an option for other farm/market work into August and
September. Flexible start/finish dates. $17+/hour. If interested please send a resume and
letter of interest to: windyridgeorganics@gmail.com

Responsibilities
● Mixing soil
● Washing and filling trays and pots
● Seeding, thinning, transplanting and tagging
● Watering
● Monitoring and maintaining plant health and communicating any issues to farm owner
● Occasional communication with customers
● Preparing plant orders for pickup/delivery
● Maintaining a clean and sanitary work area in and around the greenhouses
● Transplanting seedlings into the field by hand
● weeding/fertilizing/mulching of production beds
● Maintaining in ground crops in hoophouse environment

Qualifications
● Valid driver’s license
● reliable transportation to get to the farm in Hawley, MA
● Some experience growing/identifying common vegetable, herb, and flower plants
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Efficient at completing repetitive tasks
● Ability to lift 50# repeatedly

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