Chestnut Hill Farm
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|Posted On:||Friday, 4th January 2019|
5 Chestnut Hill Rd, Southborough, Massachusetts 01772
About Chestnut Hill Farm:
The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. The organization was founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers to protect special places across the state of Massachusetts and to preserve properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value for public use and enjoyment. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.
We are seeking people who are passionate about sustainable farming and eager to take on the wide-range of responsibilities associated with running a fast- paced, public, and busy production farm. This includes: crop production, greenhouse work, field preparations and tillage, hand and tractor cultivation, transplanting, harvest/distribution, livestock production, rotational grazing, and working with diverse volunteer groups. Apprentices typically participate in both vegetable and livestock production; roughly 15 acres of diversified crops for on-farm and delivered CSA shares, plus a mixed herd of 50 goats/ sheep and about 400 broiler chickens. You will also be expected to help facilitate small and large events throughout the season from ‘Meet the Farmer’ to our annual ‘Harvest Festival!’
Compensation and Benefits:
Apprentices are paid hourly: $12/hr and should expect to work 40-50 hrs/week for the season (depending on start and end date). Apprentices also receive:
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.