Slough Farm is a non-profit educational farm, located on Martha’s Vineyard that strives to be a resource for the Island community and beyond. Our farm grows for donation and provides food for our local community, as well as to support our on-site programming.
We take pride in being able to donate produce to island schools, senior centers and those in need. We farm with nature, using organic methods and compost made on-site to ensure healthy crops and healthy soil. Slough Farm uses no dig, no pesticides, and regenerative practices to manage its crops and pastures. Slough Farm also rotationally grazes its biodiverse livestock (cows, sheep, pigs, goats, layers, turkeys and meat chickens).
While our garden’s top priority is growing healthful produce for our Island community, we are also an organization dedicated to programming and community outreach. We run year-round food equity and farming ed programs, educational farm visits, as well as gatherings and residencies focused on handcrafts, arts, and shared learning.
We hope to find a Garden Manager who’s eager to be an integral part of the Slough Farm team, and this means a willingness to lend support with other elements of the organization as time allows.
Our team is seeking an experienced, hard working, self motivated, Garden Manager committed to regenerative practices who can independently manage all aspects of vegetable production.
Currently, our vegetable garden includes 42 beds (2.5’ x 52’) which are surrounded by a 8’ deer fence, as well as an in-ground glass greenhouse. We grow a diverse variety of crops, year round, with a focus on soil and crop health, taste, and production productivity. We are looking to further expand crop production in 2021 by adding a hoop house as well as more field rows. Garden manager will be responsible for planning and executing vegetable growing expansions.
Candidates for this role should:
An ideal candidate will be:
Our current Garden Manager is staying on site to fill a different role with the team, but will be available for support during the transition. Shared housing available if desired.
Due to the seasonal nature of farming and the Covid-19 pandemic, we understand that candidates may have commitments through the fall or may be unable to relocate immediately. We still encourage you to apply!
We’re committed to building a diverse and equitable team. Slough Farm is an equal opportunity employer, and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans), sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected class.