Preservation Garden Crew - Deadline: Open until filled. Seed Savers Exchange seeks an individual to support the needs of Field staff with all grow-out and seed regeneration projects in the field.
Responsibilities: Harvesting fruits, vegetables, grains and seeds; threshing, winnowing, and conditioning seeds; transplanting and direct seeding crops by hand; maintaining plants, including watering, mulching, weeding, and staking; preparing gardens and beds for seeding and transplanting by hand;setting up and maintaining fences, trellises, and pollination cages; collecting, reporting, and entering field data in a timely manner; cleaning up fields at the end of the growing season by removing plant residue, fencing, trellises, and other equipment; maintaining an orderly equipment shed; other duties as directed by the Garden Crew Leader or Field Manager.
Qualifications: Enthusiastic, detail-oriented, flexible team player. Hands-on experiences with vegetable crop production, and organic agricultural practices are preferred. Ability to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions. Ability to perform physical activity: lifting (up to 100 lbs assisted); carrying (50 lbs), bending frequently, climbing, pushing, and pulling. Ability to operate roto-tillers, weed-whackers, and other small farm equipment. Applicants must have a valid driver's license.
To apply, send letter of application, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com with "Preservation Garden Crew" in the subject line, or via mail to Karen Anderson, Human Resources, Seed Savers Exchange, 3094 N Winn Rd, Decorah, IA 52101 Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.