Wild Hope Farm is a sustainable farm in Chester, SC, using organic practices and permaculture design to grow fresh produce, flowers, and pasture raised laying hens. We are currently growing 12 acres of certified organic production that we heavily cover crop when not in production. The 220 acre property consists of greenhouses, walking trails, a 10-acre pond, and diversified natural areas. Our produce is sold through a 350 person farm share, to local chefs, and at a farmers market. We host complementary on-farm events including retreats, weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and educational workshops to cultivate community and encourage people to learn about our farming practices.
During your time at Wild Hope Farm, you will work directly with Shawn Jadrnicek, our farm manager with over 22 years experience in sustainable agriculture through work as an organic farmer, nursery grower, extension agent, arborist and landscaper. You can learn more about Shawn’s approach through his book, The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens and More.
We grow 75% of our plants from transplants on the farm. The propagation assistant is responsible for handling all aspects of seed starting, transplant and microgreen production. Apprentices and other members of the crew will aid the propagation assistant in tasks as needed in coordination with other farming priorities. Throughout the season, the propagation assistant will also participate in harvesting, packing, transplanting, weeding, spraying, sales, events and other farm tasks as needed.