Organic Gardener

Brittany Atkins

Lareau Farm and Forest in Waitsfield, Vermont has two full time gardener positions available for the 2023 garden season. Year round work may be available in other departments.

The 25 acre farm is located on the west side of the Mad River and is framed by State and Town Forest reserves. The farm is home to the original American Flatbread restaurant, a twelve room farmhouse inn, a wedding pavilion, a restored 19th c. dairy barn that hosts a series of summer art shows, a Community Garden, and the Mad River Valley Shares Victory Garden and farm stand.

The 1-1/2 acre market garden supports the food needs of the restaurant, Inn, wedding pavilion, and special philanthropic projects. The garden is managed for nutrient-density and biodiversity. The work is both physically and mentally engaging and includes soil preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting, organic pest management, compost management, lawn mowing, fence building, animal care (pigs, chickens, and turkeys), wood stacking, light carpentry (optional), various small projects, and speaking about the gardens and farm with visitors and guests (the farm hosts several thousand guests each summer some of whom walk through the gardens). Farm work experience and/or academic training in the life sciences are desirable but not mandatory.

Compensation includes a base rate, six paid holidays per year, paid sick leave, and some meals. Gratuity enhanced hours may be available if desired working in our restaurant or Inn. Primitive housing may be available.

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Atkins (co garden manager) at [email protected] or American Flatbread at Lareau Farm and Forest 46 Lareau Rd. Waitsfield, Vt. 05673. For any additional questions, contact George Schenk (owner) by phone at 802-496-7814 or email Brittany.