Being a Work Share at our farm is a great way to learn about organic produce farming in a hands-on setting. From seedling to harvest, you will learn how to grow your own produce!
Earth Spring is offering Work Share opportunities to a small group of 20 people in 2016. Interested in joining our team, call or email us.
Work Shares can help with...
– Seeding in the greenhouse
– Greenhouse fertilizing, pest identification and control
– Transplanting in the field
– Harvesting, harvesting, harvesting!
– Washing and packing produce
– Packing CSA boxes
– Selling at the farm stands
– Some weeding (not much)
– and other farm duties (e.g., feeding and caring of animals)
Work Shares will work May through November. There is a minimum 6-hour weekly commitment although many give 8-10 hours. Note that while produce won't be available until sometime in May, there is PLENTY of fun work to do starting as early as February, such as seeding in the greenhouse! So come on down to the farm, meet some other Work Share members, hang out in the warm greenhouse, watch the seedlings grow, and help plant some more seedlings!
I am proud to say that from our work share membership at Oasis Gardens in Austin, Texas there were 3 out of 10 people who went on to full-time farming and others who have developed incredible gardens in their own backyards.
Earth Spring’s Work Share program will also be a place to prepare young and old future farmers to go out on their own! Or you are welcome to stick around and be a local at the farm too.
Work Share Rewards
In exchange for 6 hours of work each member will receive a small size box of produce and 1 fruit share (i.e., quart of fruit, with the exception of blueberries, which will be in pints).
For most of the work share positions you will need to be in excellent health and physical condition. You do not need any experience to qualify, just a willingness to commit to working on the farm each week!
One of the best rewards?? Meeting new people! This is the Tuesday night packing crew from 2011.
If you are interested, please call me at 717-805-7778!