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:

Communications Manager

Job Description:

We seek an enthusiastic marketer and communicator who ensures that Love & Carrots effectively presents itself to current and potential clients. Love & Carrots is a small but fast-growing company; we are in search of an applicant who is passionate about Urban Agriculture, savvy with current social media trends, and who is looking to grow with Love & Carrots. There is opportunity to be involved in all facets of our organization, as well as to transform the position to your strengths.

The Communications Manager ensures that company operations and customer communication run smoothly at Love & Carrots. Working closely with the Executive team, the Communications Manager will craft the social media presence of the company and assist with the daily ins and outs of business operations. This includes logistics, email correspondence, billing, event scheduling, and more. The Communications Manager is relied upon as a support person for the Urban Farmers and also handles an array of administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Communications Manager will support the Executive team and our urban farmers working in the field, craft the social media presence of the company, and assist with the daily ins and outs of business operations.

Organizational Support:

  • Schedules consultations and manages consult calendar for Garden Designers

  • Oversees garden care logistics of Urban Farmers (who travel to up to 5 gardens a day)

  • Provides on-call solutions and support to Urban Farmers in the field

  • Schedules and plans one-off garden maintenance visits

  • Drafts and edits company documents, including contracts and other content

  • Formats layouts for company documents

Client Correspondence:

  • Manages all incoming inquiries to general email account

  • Responds to emails in a prompt and professional manner

  • Maintains client accounts with accurate and up-to-date information

  • Performs data entry and record keeping for clients (using FileMaker)

Administrative Tasks:

  • Scans and files documents

  • Stocks consultation documents

  • Orders and maintains office supplies

  • Runs clerical errands (post office, bank, etc.)

Communications:

  • Develops strategies and approaches to generate increased business

  • Develops in depth understanding of how to utilize website, social media, and newsletter to build Love & Carrots

  • Posts on all accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  • Develops monthly subscription newsletter

  • Creates and manages outreach and promotion campaigns

  • Maintains website and does minor updates

Billing:

  • Uses QuickBooks to invoice clients for garden maintenance and materials

  • Maintains and collects monthly late fees

Events:

  • Attends occasional tabling and networking events

Greenhouse & Nursery:

  • Responsible for watering, or checking irrigation systems during the day.

Skill Requirements:

  • At least 1 year experience as an Office Manager, Marketing Associate, Social Media Manager, Outreach Coordinator, or similar position

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Highly organized and able to handle a full plate of important tasks

  • Detail-oriented; capable of managing logistics, able to manage a mobile staff

  • Website development experience

  • Commitment to being a solution-oriented and self-motivated in a team-oriented atmosphere

  • Thrive in professional environment, even in situations without direct supervision

  • Use of own computer required

  • Use of own smartphone preferred

  • Current Driver's License (our Farm/Office is located in Oxon Hill, MD, so access to a vehicle is preferable).

  • An interest in plants, gardening, growing food, farming, agriculture, being outside, and/or appreciating nature a plus!

Programs:

The Communications Manager is expected to be proficient in:

  • Google Suite (Google Calendars, Gmail, etc.)

  • Excel

  • Photoshop

  • Microsoft Suite

  • FileMaker

  • QuickBooks

  • Mailchimp

  • Survey Monkey

  • Instagram

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • DropBox

Compensation:

Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week; Monday-Friday and/or some possible weekend tabling events).

Provides yearly salary of $26,450 - $28,175 (we anticipate full-time work throughout the winter, however company-wide winter hiatus may mean less hours January - February).

Opportunities for performance-based bonuses.

Health Insurance Coverage after 60 days of full time employment.

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

Position Available to Begin July 1st, 2018

How to apply:

Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to [email protected] by June 15th, 2018.

Seasonal Apprentice:

*This position is unpaid

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 is located in Oxon Hill, 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

 

 

Seasonal Job Offerings

Love & Carrots offers seasonal positions every year.

We are no longer hiring these positions for this season. But please keep us in mind for 2019! We typically open applications in November/December for the following positions. 

  1. Urban Farmer
  2. Installation Crew

Interested?  Email with your interest in the subject line to: [email protected]

Urban Farmer:

Who we are:

Love & Carrots is DC’s foremost urban farming and edible landscaping company. We design, install and maintain organic urban farms, vegetable gardens, and native landscapes across DC, MD, and VA. Through our garden care & coaching program we provide expert garden maintenance, guidance, and education in almost 150 gardens every year, helping connect people to their food and inspiring local food production and farming inside the beltway. Since our inception in 2011 we've installed over 500 gardens and our clients include residents, local restaurants, and community organizations throughout the DMV.

The Job:

Our Urban Farmers are responsible for the maintenance of our clients’ organic vegetable gardens, ensuring that they are beautiful and productive! On an average day they travel to 3-4 gardens, primarily residential, and maintain between 20-30 gardens over the course of a two-week period. New staff members also have the opportunity to work with senior staff on larger farm projects and garden installations, schedule permitting.

Farmers work independently, driving from garden to garden, to perform all necessary garden tasks, and are supported remotely by our office crew and in the field by a team of experienced senior farmers. Our service area ranges throughout the beltway area, but daily routes are limited to specific neighborhoods to minimize travel time. Each farmer is provided with a kit containing all tools needed to maintain gardens.

Maintenance tasks include:

  • Amending soil, fertilizing.

  • Seeding, planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting and applying organic pest control practices.

  • Trellising, irrigation repair and management.

  • Ensuring the area in and around the garden is neat and well maintained.

  • Tracking visit details on iPad with our data management software.

  • Engaging with clients: sending recap emails, answering questions, receiving client feedback and applying to garden.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • At least one full season of experience working on a farm or in a community garden.

  • A valid driver's license and working personal vehicle required.

  • The ability to lift at least 50 lbs; the job is physically demanding.

  • Knowledge of proper harvesting, weeding, transplanting, pest/disease ID, sowing, fertilization and rotation/succession planting techniques.

  • The ability to think on your feet and come up with solutions to common garden issues on the spot (minor trellising/irrigation repairs, etc) without immediate assistance.

  • Experience with carpentry, landscaping a plus (hardscapes, raised bed building, etc.)

  • Proactive, friendly, and prompt communication through phone and email.

  • Comfortable teaching adults and children gardening basics (using our supplied curriculum.)

  • Attention to detail and organization.

Compensation:

  • $115/day, depending on experience.

  • Benefits include health insurance, and paid time off.

  • Mileage Reimbursement for use of your personal vehicle on garden routes.

  • Opportunity for seasonal bonuses, based on performance.

  • Our office/headquarters has an on-site vegetable garden for staff use.

Interested? Email a brief letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]


Garden Installation Crew:

Who we are:

Love & Carrots is DC’s foremost urban farming and edible landscaping company. We design, install and maintain organic urban farms, vegetable gardens, and native landscapes across DC, MD, and VA. Through our garden care & coaching program we provide expert garden maintenance, guidance, and education in almost 150 gardens every year, helping connect people to their food and inspiring local food production and farming inside the beltway. Since our inception in 2011 we've installed over 500 gardens and our clients include residents, local restaurants, and community organizations throughout the DMV.

The Job:

The Installation Crew is responsible for building all Love & Carrots’ new vegetable gardens and perennial landscapes. As a member of the Installation Crew, you will work with a team to transform yards into productive and beautiful vegetable gardens. We also install stone pathways and patios, lighting, fences, pergolas, and arbors.

Tasks Include:

  • Building raised bed garden boxes

    • Cutting wood

    • Using power tools

  • Installing raised beds and full gardens

    • Loading trucks

    • Hauling mulch/soil/filling wheelbarrows

    • Digging trenches/holes

    • Installing drip irrigation

    • Planting vegetables/trees/shrubs

    • Building fences

    • Building trellises

    • General landscape labor (excluding lawncare)

  • Driving large trucks

Necessary Qualifications:

  • The ability to lift, dig, haul and generally work hard. The work is very physical and is completed in varying weather conditions (extreme summer heat, rain, wind, cold)

  • A valid driver's license and working personal vehicle required.

  • Experience with carpentry (basic knowledge of power tools, woodworking)

  • The ability to work as part of a close knit team while following directions. Also, to work independently, take initiative, and lead as necessary.

  • Attention to detail and organization.

Preferred Experience (not required, but strongly favored):

  • Construction/Building

  • Landscaping

  • Construction

  • Advanced Carpentry

  • Masonry

  • Manual labor

  • Gardening/farming

  • An affinity for veggies, soil, urban farming, and local food is preferred but not required.

Compensation:

  • Paid hourly based on experience ($14-$17/hr).

  • Benefits include health insurance, and paid time off.

  • Opportunity for seasonal bonuses, based on performance.

  • Our office/headquarters has an on-site vegetable garden for staff use.

 

Interested? Email a brief letter of interest and resume to: [email protected]