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Vegetable/Kitchen Gardener - job post

Stow Park Farm
Bungay
Full-time

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Bungay

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Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Vegetable/Kitchen Gardener to join us at our organic farm located in Bungay, Suffolk. Stow Park Farm provides farm to fork produce serving our local pub, The Kings Head Inn located in Brooke. This position is a part-time role with hours to be negotiated.

Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge and solid practical experience of growing organic fruit, vegetables and herbs.
  • A horticultural qualification would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Developing an annual plan for produce, working around the stock already available and taking into account previous rotational planting.
  • Experience of growing in polytunnels.
  • Willing to work flexible hours depending on seasonal requirements
  • Able to maintain a healthy and safe working environment, including first aid, safe use of tools and machinery on the site, adhering to Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding policy requirements.
  • Clean driving licence necessary.
  • Providing suitable records and returns to the head office for submission to the Soil Association in line with their standards to continue to hold the ‘organic’ status.
  • All aspects of planting, maintaining and harvesting produce.

The Role

-Join us in this farm to fork endeavour ensuring that the Herbs and Vegetable gardens support our operation.

-Be knowledgeable in raised beds and Polly tunnel offering space to grow seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits and surrounding areas are maintained to a high standard and kept clear of leaves, debris, and litter.

-To take the lead in planning seeding and growing seasonal crops Regular maintenance to the Garden including weeding and periodic raking.

- Pruning of shrubs, bushes, and hedges to maintain shape and promote strong growth.

- Regular weeding of all planted areas and periodic treatment where necessary against pests and disease.

- Watering of plants

The Person:

  • Sound knowledge and experience of vegetable, fruit garden and plant care.
  • Able to identify and name plants which you have previously worked with.
  • Able to carry out horticultural tasks and techniques to a high standard.
  • Able to identify pest and diseases and potential treatments required.
  • Competent in the use of machinery and tools.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to people of all levels.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Gardening: 1 year (preferred)

Licence/Certification:

  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: Experienced Vegetable/Kitchen Gardener

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