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An unusual grower position

Abbey Home Farm
Cirencester GL7 5HF

Posted: 18/12/2018

Deadline: 20/01/2019

Compensation: depending on experience

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

An exciting new opportunity to join the dynamic team of around 40 people who make up Abbey Home Farm, starting Late Feb/early March 2019.

Primarily we are looking for an organic veg grower, but this is not a straight forward veg growing job, so not for someone who only likes being alone in a field in the middle of nowhere!

There are three key strands to this role:

  • Commercial Organic vegetable production
  • Delivering horticultural based education sessions to a variety of generally quite small school and adult group
  • Attending to Cut flower production and Ornamental flower beds

This person will assist the Head Grower in maintaining high standards in all strands of gardens responsibilities at all times.

The team generally comprises of the head grower, three apprentices who are here for 2.5 years each, a seasonal trainee, one or two volunteers at a time in the season and this position.

So we need an experienced grower, a good communicator with some experience of working with young people, a flower lover (preferably with some flower garden experience) and someone who will foster a positive can do attitude to all aspects of farm life no matter what the weather or situation.....

Application information

If this sounds like you please email hilary@theorganicfarmshop.co.uk for a job description, and include a letter of interest and CV. For more about us please see www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk

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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.