Assistant Farm Manager/ Farm Staff

at Living Roots Farm and Sustainable Living Center

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United States

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Living Roots is a farm, sustainable living center, and farm school. Our passion is food (growing it, processing it, cooking it, and distributing it to others). We are looking for others that share this same mission. We also focus on healing arts, natural building, off-the-grid living, and generally growth and learning.

The farm owner and director of the farm school, Michael Hicks, has been organic gardening and farming since 2002. Our market farm produces just about any vegetable you can imagine for our 100 family CSA, Farmers Markets, local coops/natural foods stores, and restaurants. Main crops are garlic/onions, brassicas and hardy greens, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, peppers,and beans. Other crops include: figs (in Hoophouse), strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, melons, Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, eggplant, okra, other roots, etc. We grow over 300 varieties of produce each year. Also winter production in three hoop houses. And the farm now has free-range chickens, pastured pigs, goats, and grass-fed cows which you will also get to work with.

The Farm is within walking distance of Tucker Lake (Springs Valley State Recreation Area) and the Hoosier National Forest (lots of trails), and biking distance from Patoka Lake, French Lick, and Paoli.

About the Role:

Assistant Farm Manager/Staff Positions available starting late summer and to continue into fall and winter (and potentially the growing season 2021). 

  • Assistant Farm Managers – these positions will share significant responsibility with Michael in operating the market farm. This includes annual and perennial fruits and vegetables and animals. Responsibilities may include working with the CSA, farmers markets, supervising others, etc. These positions are for those with more significant farm and/or leadership experience.
  • Farm Staff positions – these staff positions will assist farm management in operating the farm. Will work in many aspects of operation, including annual and perennial fruits and vegetables and animals. These positions are for those with a lesser amount of farm experience.

Farm experience is great, but aspects such as teamwork, communication skills, organization skills, dependability, and self-motivation are just as important.

To Apply:

Please download the application (please make sure to download pdf application to your computer, fill out, then save) and email completed application, along with a current photo of yourself, to Michael Hicks, at michael@indianacommunity.org. Contact us if there are any questions.