Greyfield Inn

Organic Farmer

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Posted On: Friday, 17th November 2017
Category: Skilled Labor
Location: Cumberland Island, GA
4 North 2nd St, Cumberland Island, GA 32034
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

 

About Greyfield Inn

The historic Greyfield Inn is seeking a talented farmer or farming couple to manage the Greyfield Garden .

Greyfield Inn is a small and intimate inn located on Cumberland Island, GA – a beautiful, pristine, and undeveloped island accessible onlyby boat or small airplane. Our location provides a wonderful opportunity to live and work in a truly unique setting.

The goal of Greyfield Garden is to provide organically grown produce for inn guests. We also strive to educate the same people aboutwhere food comes from and the care that is necessary to get it to the table. We grow various vegetables, cut flowers, and herbs. We focusheavily on growing healthy soils through composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the 1.5 acre garden using sustainable and organic methods while producing a variety of seasonalvegetables, herbs, fruit, and cut flowers
  • Work closely with chefs to plan for seasonal menus, new crops, projected harvests and availability
  • Work with management to plan for cut-flower production
  • Knowledge of farm systems including greenhouse management, pest and disease control, irrigation, succession planting, and post harvest handling.
  • Educate guests on sustainable growing practices and our farm to table mission
  • Use composting, cover cropping, and a crop rotation to manage soil health and fertility
  • Work within garden budget to source OMRI certified materials and other organic seeds and products needed for the garden

 

Required

  • At least 2 years of experience managing a vegetable operation in the Southeastern US
  • Ability to produce a wide assortment of seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cut flowers and maintain seasonal availability
  • Ability to work in challenging conditions of coastal Southeast Georgia- seasonal mosquitoes, gnats, deerflies, hot and humidsummers, sandy soil conditions
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, stay organized, and communicate effectively

 

Compensation Details

  • Annual salary starts at $35,000/ farmer, commensurate with experience
  • Housing and meals provided
  • Paid vacation after one year
  • Medical and dental after 60 days

To Apply
Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter to: greyfieldgarden@gmail.com 

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