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Love & Carrots is in search of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals for our 2015 Season. We work hard and are passionate about what we do!

To inquire about any of these positions, please send a Resume, a brief email or Cover Letter telling us why you’d like to join the L&C Team, and two References to: julia@loveandcarrots.com with your position interest in the subject line.
Feel free to keep it simple.  Basically, we’re looking to learn more about what relevant experiences you’ve had, what skills you’re proud of, what you’d like to learn more about, and why you’re a good fit for this small, growing company.
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We are always searching for people hoping to learn more about urban farming, greenhouse production, garden installation and carpentry, agricultural education, community engagement and more!  Maybe it’s your hobby, maybe it’s your career path — either way, we’re a great place to help you get to the next level of your journey.Be prepared to absorb a lot of info through meaningful work and to find your niche within our crew– maybe you have an artistic eye, a love of seeding, a knack for constructing trellis–we’d love to find out and help you build on those natural talents!

 

Necessary Qualifications:

-Experience working outdoors in all types of weather
-Some gardening or farming experience is helpful and favored
– An affinity for veggies, soil, local food, getting dirty, and working hard.
– An ability to work independently, taking initiative and the ability to function as part of a team, leading and following direction as necessary.
– A mode of transportation — Our Farm and Main Office are located in Hyattsville, MD and we’re going to need you to be able to reliably get there.
– The ability to lift 50 lbs. or so; the job is definitely physically demanding, as is all agricultural work, so please consider this.

Contact:

  • Julia Umiker: julia@loveandcarrots.com

 

Fall Apprentice Specifics:

Love & Carrots is a local business that designs, installs and maintains organically grown vegetable gardens in the DC area. We are seeking Apprentices to join our Team for a hands-on learning experience in all things Urban Farming!  Apprentices will learn the entire process of propagating and cultivating vegetables, from germinating seeds, to planting, to harvest. Apprentices will work alongside our Installation Crew building and planting new gardens, with our Urban Farmers teaching folks how to grow food and at our home-base harvesting, planting, fertigating and more!   Apprentices will be trained to carry out tasks that include:

  • Soil mix preparation
  • Preparing soil for planting using hand tools.
  • Direct seeding and transplanting with greenhouse seedlings.
  • Cultivation; thinning, weeding, pruning, mulching.
  • Identifying and treating for pests and disease.
  • Caring for newly planted fruit trees and berry bushes.
  • Principles of compost both small and large scale.
  • Companion planting.
  • Seed saving, herb drying.

Experience:

– No agricultural or gardening experience is required, although it is welcomed.

Necessary Qualifications:

– An affinity for veggies, soil, local food, getting dirty, and working hard.

– An ability to work independently, taking initiative and the ability to function as part of a team, leading and following direction as necessary.

– A mode of transportation – Our Farm and Main Office are located in Hyattsville, MD

– The ability to lift 50 lbs. or so; the job is definitely physically demanding as is all agricultural work, so please consider this.

Specifics:

– 3 days/week between now- May/June. Schedule and start/end date are flexible.

– This position is unpaid, seasonal, part-time.

– We welcome you to take home veggies from our Farm as the season allows.

– College credit if applicable.

Interested?  Email your resume and a brief Letter of Interest to: natalie@loveandcarrots.com

 

Seasonal Install Crew Member Specifics:

We’re looking for some experienced folks for our busy Season!  If you’re someone with carpentry, gardening, and/or farming experience, and are looking for a part-time way to get your hands dirty in some local urban ag work, then this job is for you!  Join our Installation Team on a variety of urban garden construction and planting.  You’ll get a first-hands glimpse at some of the cool and innovative edible garden spaces we’re designing here and a lot of know-how in a short amount of time.

Experience:

– Building, carpentry, masonry, farming, manual labor experience necessary.

Necessary Qualifications:

– An affinity for veggies, soil, local food, getting dirty, and working hard.

– An ability to work independently, taking initiative and the ability to function as part of a team, leading and following direction as necessary.

– A mode of transportation — Our Farm and Main Office are located in Hyattsville, MD

Specifics:

– 2-3 days/week between March/Feb-November. Schedule and start/end date are flexible.

– This position is paid (starting at $10/hr based on experience), Seasonal, part-time.

– We welcome you to take home flowers, veggies, fruit and herbs from our Farm as the Season allows.

Interested?  Email your resume and a brief Letter of Interest to: julia@loveandcarrots.com

Community Partnerships

We love living here and being involved in the DC Metro Area urban agriculture movement. We’re open to new ideas and  projects– If you would like to partner with us, send us an email and let’s chat!

To get in touch, email Roo Sobczak, Human Resources Manager, at: Roo@loveandcarrots.com with your interest in the subject line.

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