Sun Apr 01, 2018 03:30 PM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 07:00 PM
Chestnut Hill RoadSouthborough, MA01772
Chestnut Hill Farm is located in Southborough, it is a hidden gem providing organically grown vegetables to the local community through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and farm-stand. It is a growing endeavor with a planned membership of 250 in the next 3 years.
As a non-profit and a Trustees property, the farm is also committed to a level of community engagement and education that goes beyond agriculture to include community building and support.
We are currently looking for enthusiastic people who share our love of the outdoors and wish to contribute to maintaining our non-certified organically grown produce, flowers & herbs by joining our Greenhouse Watering crew. Starting in March and continuing through July, when our greenhouse empties out for the season, our watering crew helps keep our greenhouse seedlings thriving.
All ages are welcome, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Work independently to water the greenhouse on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings
Maintain communication with the farmer
Self-report volunteer hours in a timely fashion
An eagerness to participate in the work of growing food
Able to use hand held irrigation tools (hoses, watering wands) and move trays of seedlings when necessary
With training from the farmer, able to recognize irrigation needs of seedlings
Able to follow instructions and communicate with the farmer when necessary
Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear that can get wet
Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces
Ideal candidates would be able to commit to a consistent weekly schedule
Time Commitment Needed
We ask for a seasonal commitment from April-August. Saturday/Sunday shifts are a priority but this position is available any day of the week. Shifts are 1 hour and must take place after 3:30pm.
The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 10
One hour per week, after 3:30 pm
Must have reliable transportation in order to get to and from the farm