Community Partnerships:

We love living here and being involved in the DC Metro Area urban agriculture movement. We've partnered with local organization, schools, and non-profits on a number of great projects for our community. 

We’re open to new ideas and  projects– If you would like to partner with us, send us an email and let’s chat!

Interested?  Email with your interest in the subject line: garden@loveandcarrots.com


Job Offerings

We are currently hiring for the 2017 season! 

Interested?  Email with your interest in the subject line: garden@loveandcarrots.com

Urban Farmer:

Who we are:

Love & Carrots is Washington, DC’s foremost Urban Farming and Edible Landscaping Company.  We design, install and maintain quality urban farms, vegetable gardens, display gardens and native landscapes. We are a multiple award-winning organization that has been recognized on a local and national level for pioneering urban and suburban foodscapes and empowering people in the DC Metropolitan area to realize the benefits of growing local food. Through our Garden Care & Coaching Program, we provide regular expert garden maintenance and guidance for people of all socio-economic backgrounds throughout the Capital Beltway Area. 

Who you are: 

A person experienced with growing food, looking to expand urban farming and organic gardening by sharing your skills with our clients. You want to be out in gardens all day cultivating crops, trouble shooting for plant and vegetable issues, and engaging with clients. Love & Carrots is a small but fast-growing company; therefore we are in search of an applicant passionate about Urban Agriculture who is looking to grow with Love & Carrots. 

Job Description:

As an Urban Farmer you will be responsible for the maintenance of our client's organic vegetable gardens on your own assigned maintenance route. You will be working independently, driving from garden to garden, to perform all necessary garden tasks including:

  • Amending soil, fertilizing
  • Seeding, weeding, pruning, harvesting 
  • Applying organic pest control practices
  • Trellissing, irrigation repair and management
  • Ensuring the area in and around the garden is neat and clean
  • Engaging with clients: sending recap emails, answering questions, receiving client feedback and applying to garden

Experience:

  • At least two full Seasons of growing experience on a farm, or in a community garden, etc.
  • Ability to create and manage garden planting plans that maximize garden production and beauty.
  • Deep knowledge of proper harvesting, weeding, transplanting, sowing, fertilization and rotation/secession planting techniques.
  • Carpentry or building experience  (eg. power tools, cold frame construction, trellis installation, raised bed building etc.)
  • A knowledge of Mid-South climate as it relates to Seasonality, Hardiness Zones, common pests and disease identification, and common growing practices for the region.
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  • 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. 
  • The ability to think on your feet and proactively come up with solutions to common garden issues on the spot (trellising/irrigation repairs, etc) without immediate assistance. Love & Carrots' Urban Farmers are often on their own in clients' gardens and must not be reliant on other staff for minor fixes.
  • An affinity for engaging and conversing with clients of all ages and backgrounds and understanding of Love & Carrots offerings 
  • A driver's license and use of a vehicle -- Our Farm and Main Office are located in Hyattsville, MD and we're going to need you to be able to reliably get there AND to all of our Clients' gardens which span the DC Metro Area and into Maryland and Virginia.
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs. or so; the job is definitely physically demanding as is all agricultural work, so please consider this.
  • A positive, can-do attitude!

Compensation:

  • Paid, Full-time, Seasonal: March through November 2017 with the possible opportunity of returning for the 2018 Season. 
  • Pay based on experience; from $12-$15/hour.
  • Five PTO days. 
  • We welcome you to take home veggies/herbs/flowers from our Farm as the Season allows.

 

 

Seasonal Install Crew Member:

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/November-Feb. 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: garden@loveandcarrots.com

 

Seasonal Apprentice:

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 March-November. 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: garden@loveandcarrots.com