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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!  We are hiring for the following positions:

  • Spring  Apprentice: Part-time, Seasonal, Unpaid (schedule is flexible– now-May, 2-3 days/week–  schedule flexible).  Description below.
  • Greenhouse & Farm Apprentice: Part-time, Seasonal, Unpaid (schedule is flexible–3 months duration, 3 days a week, between now and November 30th).  Description below.
  • Media & Engagement Apprentice: Part-time, Seasonal, Unpaid (schedule is flexible–3 months duration, 3 days a week, between now and November 30th).  Description below.
  • Seasonal Install Crew Member: Part-time, Paid, Seasonal (schedule is flexible–$10/hour or based on experience,  2-3 days/week, now through Nov 2015. Description below.
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: garden@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.
Join our Team!

TeamworkWho we are:

Love & Carrots is more than landscaping…

We design, install, and maintain organically grown vegetable gardens, transforming your backyard into a fresh, organic banquet.

We at Love & Carrots believe the local food movement is a critical catalyst in environmental activism. In the United States the potential for impact by way of everyday choices is immense, yet after decades of consumerism-as-champion, our culture does not easily lend itself widespread change through daily choices. We believe food is a good start. Choosing what to eat is one of the easiest ways to be a proactive environmental steward, and eating locally is the simplest solution with the most impact so far. Urban Agriculture is the local food movement at its best and tackles a multifaceted problem. It is food production right at the site of high level consumption, it is greening spaces, it is education, it is zero food miles, and it is the healthy alternative.

Gabe at Garden

Love & Carrots provides gardening assistance to people who would like to have an organic vegetable garden in their backyard, front yard, patio, balcony, or even bay window. DC is unique in that it has abundant yard space for a city. Many people here have both a front and back yard, however not many people use these spaces to grow food. We would like to see that potential realized and so far, we have seen that the interest in home gardening in DC already exists.  Our aim is to help get people started growing their own food as locally as possible – in their own yard!

Who you are:

A person looking 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!

Experience:

-Experience working outdoors in all types of weather

-Some gardening or farming experience is helpful and favored

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 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.

Spring 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 homebase 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

Greenhouse & Farm 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 us at our base of operations; the Love & Carrots greenhouse and farm. Apprentices will learn the entire process of propagating and cultivating vegetables, from germinating seeds, to planting, to harvest. At the greenhouse, apprentices will work with the Director of Horticulture in raising seedlings to be planted into urban gardens. Apprentices will be trained to carry out tasks that include:

  • Soil mix preparation
  • Seeding
  • Environmental control of the greenhouse
  • Watering techniques and rotating seedlings through appropriate microclimate zones as required for the different stages of growth.
  • Propagating perennial native and pollinator plants.
  • “Spotting out”, “dibbling”, “potting up”, and other fun greenhouse techniques.
  • Updating record of tasks and observations

On the Love & Carrots farm, apprentices will learn to cultivate our ¼ acre vegetable garden. This is unique place to gain experience in small-scale organic farming. Apprentices will practice:

  • 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-October. 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

Media & Engagement Apprentice Specifics:

Love & Carrots is a local business that designs, installs and maintains organically grown vegetable gardens in the DC area. We are seeking a Media Apprentice to join us in our work this Season!  The Media & Engagement Apprentice will work directly with the Engagement Coordinator to heighten and expand Love & Carrots’ traditional and nontraditional media presence.  Apprentices will learn strategies to grow a small triple-bottom lined business and its positive impact on the community.  The Media & Engagement Apprentice will be trained in areas such as:

  • Blogging about food and gardening
  • Engaging and growing a dynamic audience via social media platforms such as Facebook. Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • In person event-based marketing and engagement
  • Networking and identifying and maximizing peer support opportunities
  • Data tracking and monitoring
  • Creating innovating ways to grow our client base and improve communication with the clients we currently have
  • Developing and implementing garden-based youth education programs (informally)

Additionally, on the Love & Carrots farm, the Media Apprentices will learn to cultivate our ¼ acre vegetable garden. This is unique place to gain experience in small-scale organic farming. Apprentices will practice:

  • 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.

– Familiarity with social media platforms

– Previous writing experience either formal or informal

Necessary Qualifications:

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

– A passion for communication, local food, and food/gardening education

– 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

– A computer and smartphone

– A strong sense of self-direction

– An ability to receive constructive feedback and share feedback respectfully

– A friendly outgoing personality to engage with the public –from children to adults

Specifics:

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

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

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

– College credit if applicable.

Interested?  Email your resume and a brief Letter of Interest to: megan@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: garden@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 Megan Rynne, Engagement Coordinator, at: megan@loveandcarrots.com with your interest in the subject line.

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