Cherry Gardens Farm is looking for an apprentice to join our team. We are a 13ha holding on the edge of Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.
We produce a wide range of vegetables and fruit for year round sales through our farm shop. We also operate a low-key PYO for some vegetables, fruit and flowers as well as supplying other local outlets.
You would be involved in all aspects of a very diverse operation from plant raising, soil preparation, planting, weed control and irrigation to harvesting and packing produce ready for sale.The nature of the work is very varied, at times physically demanding, ranging from hand work and propagation in the polytunnels to mechanised field scale production.
We are looking for someone with some experience or training who wants to gain further experience in small scale vegetable production.
This opportunity can be taken as part of the Soil Association Future Growers apprenticeship scheme. Please make sure you read the details before applying. www.soilassociation.org/futuregrowers/schemestructure
The deadline for application is 30 September. Please apply with CV and covering letter. The position is to start Autumn/Winter 2014/15.
We are unable to provide accommodation on the farm but can help with finding somewhere to live locally.
If you are interested and would like more information please contact Jonathan Wellman.