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Horticulture Worker / Trainee Grower

Namayasai LLP (at Rickstaddle Farm)
Lewes, East Sussex

Posted: 16 Nov 2023

Deadline: 31 Dec 2023

Compensation: Competitive + bonus

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


Job description

We have a vacancy for a grower or trainee grower on our off-grid 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. No pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used. We offer fruit, vegetables and some herbs, 99% out-door grown, in a low-input alley-cropping set-up that has been very slowly evolving since 2009. Several thousand self-seeded native trees in the mix, some of which are pollarded to provide a disease-supressing willow ramial mulch. Foraging on-farm wild produce in season.

The staff team work Tuesday to Saturday. Scope for rapid advancement to full management for an ambitious, passionate and energetic person. To start immediately or up to late March 2024. Part-time (3 or 4 days) or full-time. Help with accommodation possible.

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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.