Community Market Garden Apprenticeship – Devon

Nov 28, 2017

Chagfood is offering the chance for two people to receive a paid apprenticeship throughout next year’s growing season on a beautiful market garden in Devon.

Chagfood is a 5-acre Community Market Garden on the north-east edge of Dartmoor supplying 100 veg-shares a week to local households – read what they have to say about this exciting opportunity.

We are going into our ninth season and are looking for two hard-working, enthusiastic apprentices to join our growing team for six-months from mid April – mid October 2018. We are able to offer an informal but comprehensive apprenticeship programme providing training in all aspects of setting-up and running a successful community supported market garden, from crop planning to sowing, cultivation, transplanting, organic crop husbandry, harvesting, marketing and business management.

We are able to provide basic but clean and tidy caravans for accommodation on our site along with a field kitchen, drinking water and a compost loo. We also offer £50 per week as a living allowance in addition to fresh vegetables from our fields. In return we ask for our apprentice to work four days a week, averaging 9-hours a day, to be enthusiastic, practical and willing to learn and work as part of a hard working team.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 4th December and interviews will take place during the week of the 11th December.

Applicants should send an email to chagfood@gmail.com outlining why you are interested in the apprenticeship; what experience – if any, you have in market gardening and what qualities you think you will bring to our team.

For more information about this situation you can visit the Chagfood website by clicking here.

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