I’m looking for a fairly experienced gardener/grower, plus one or two others to be part of the team.
There are 17 acres filled with a vineyard, a forest garden, orchards, a new kitchen garden is being created and much more is planned. You don’t have to know what you’re doing with all of them.
You might be a committed permaculturalist, an experienced veg grower looking to widen their skills, a vineyard expert who wants to spread their wings, or something entirely different.
As well as someone well experienced, the team needs a couple of people who have all the enthusiasm and energy but want to learn too. They might be apprentices, interns or people who want to come for a short time.
There’s also an acre or two that has yet to be planned for – that might be where we grow vegetables for our courses and events or it might work for someone who wants somewhere to start their own vegbox scheme.
I’m very open to suggestions.
Things that will save us both time
Of the few non-negotiables, these are the crucials: anyone being part of this will be hugely positive, energetic and lively, happy wielding whatever tool for however long it takes to do what needs doing, and take pleasure in the little stuff as much as the bigger picture.
Things I can promise
To read every email
That those involved will be part of something unique at a very exciting time
That you’ll learn a huge amount
That you’ll have a chance to make a real difference to how Otter Farm moves forward
It’ll be hard work and huge fun
Things I can’t promise
To reply to emails
To answer queries
To be patient with dipsticks
When I’ve done this in the past, there have been hundreds of responses – so I hope you’ll understand I’d rather dedicate the time to reading every email.
If any of that appeals, please email proposals, something about yourself and what interests you about being part of this.