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Seasonal Veg Grower Trainee

Abbey Home Farm
Cirencester GL7 5HF

Posted: 02/01/2020

Deadline: 03/02/2020

Compensation: Accomodation and small stipend

Traineeship Full-time


Job description

From April to November 2020, a chance to experience life in a
 commercial growing environment, learning by assisting the veg growing team in the 12 acre soil association registered garden surrounding the farmshop and cafe. Simple accommodation available. Volunteer position with stipend.
 Perfect experience for someone thinking they might like to have a career in veg growing.

Our trainees works alongside our 2.5 year apprentices, approx 40 hours a week, mainly Monday to Friday with some weekend fruit picking in soft fruit season. Stipend is £50 a week, plus garden veg from the kitchen shelf. Soup and bread lunch 4 days a week (cafe closed mondays), plus Sunday roast on Sundays if on the farm.

A small simple caravan as home with self contained kitchen, loo and shower one minute across the yard. 4 minute bike ride to the garden and shop from the caravan. Free wifi and moderate amount of electric included, plus 15% off shop food.

Lots of great people to get to know and learn from!

Application information


If you would like to be considered please email Hilary including a CV and letter of interest including why you are applying any growing experience already had. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so we suggest appying early.

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About Abbey Home Farm

Abbey Home Farm is run by Will and Hilary Chester-Master. They took over the management of the farm from Wills family in 1990 and set about establishing an organic system of farming from day 1. Both Will and Hilary are totally committed to organic practices and are striving to make Abbey Home Farm a truly sustainable, both environmentally and financially, place. The farm, the garden, the shop and the cafe would not run without the other members of the team. There are at present approx 40 people involved, working here in all sorts of capacities, some full time, many part time, from many different backgrounds, but with common links: a passion for local and organic food, high animal welfare, caring for the environment and protecting our wildlife.