Full-time volunteer at Michael Hall School garden, East Sussex, for the 2022 growing season

The Biodynamic Agricultural College is looking for new trustees
15th December 2021
Seasonal Herb Field Worker
17th December 2021

Michael Hall School in East Sussex is the oldest and largest Steiner school in the UK. The school benefits from an extensive site spanning 100 acres that includes a 1-hectare walled garden. The space is used educationally and productively throughout the year.

A wide variety of produce is cultivated from seed supplying many local outlets in the village and further afield.

The garden is Demeter certified, contains 4 large poly-tunnels, an apple orchard and many outdoor cropping plots.

This is a great opportunity to learn about small scale intensive growing techniques within a unique educational setting in the Ashdown Forest. The immediate area boasts an array of sustainable farming enterprises including Plaw Hatch and Tablehurst Farms.

I am looking for a full-time person for the 2022 growing season that runs from March till October. You will be involved in all aspects of running a successful market garden. Tasks will include sowing, transplanting, soil cultivation and preparation, crop maintenance, harvesting, packing, delivering, selling and many other inter-related tasks. There is also an overlap between production and education so some experience of the educational side can be gained.

This is a full-time voluntary position for 7 months. In exchange, you will be housed in school accommodation with my family at the top of the walled garden. A living expense is provided along with unlimited access to the garden produce.

Please email me directly for more details about this position: Laurie Donaldson   laurie.donaldson@michaelhall.co.uk

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