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Horticulture Worker / Trainee Grower

Namayasai LLP (at Rickstaddle Farm)
Lewes, East Sussex

Posted: 16 Jan 2023

Deadline: 28 Feb 2023

Compensation: Competitive + bonus

Paid Traineeship Internship Full-time Part-time Flexible hours Permanent Fixed term / contract

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Job description

We have a vacancy for a trainee grower on our farm in Lewes, East Sussex. With a small box-scheme and working closely with top chefs we harvest at or before dawn on the day of delivery and only sell what we grow. Plenty of room for expansion but we currently use just 15 acres, for mixed fruit and veg, 99% out-door grown, in a low-input alley-cropping set-up that has been very slowly evolving since 2009. We use our own ramial mulch from a 20-acre self-seeded forest, but have a long way to go in terms of soil fertility, irrigation and true sustainability.

Excellent prospects & competitive pay with profit and sales share after one year. Help with accommodation. To start between February and April 2023. For more information please email Robin@namayasai.co.uk with a c.v. and covering letter, or give me a call during the day on 07736104770.

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For more information please email Robin@namayasai.co.uk with a c.v. and covering letter, or message / call 07736 104770.

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About Namayasai LLP (at Rickstaddle Farm)

Growers of vegetables, herbs & fruit, grown outside for the best in nutrition and flavour. Off-grid, our irrigation and washing water is from a borehole with a DC solar pump. Among the first in the UK to pioneer the agroforestry method known as 'alley cropping' and to attempt to use conservation biological control in a commercial free-of-subsidy setting. We do not buy in from other growers or wholesalers – everything we supply is grown by us on our land. Our pre-dawn harvests ensure customers receive produce that is only 2 to 12 hours from being picked. An important part of sustainability is the payment of a real living wage to staff and recognition of good work. We review pay and what we produce continually, to keep the business and working with us viable.