We are looking for a new community member to become a gardener in spring 2021. This is a zero-deal position (free accommodation and food at the community) for 7 months from mid-March to mid-October with a possibility to sell the excess of the produce as a profit for the gardener.
If you are inspired by permaculture/holistic land management/biointensive growing and would like to grow vegetables for a small community in the temperate climate please read further. This position is suitable for somebody who has a longing to become a permanent resident of an ecovillage and has skills and strong interest to take up the responsibility for running and developing our community garden in 2021 and ideally beyond.
Our current vegetable garden is ca 0,1ha with raised beds and we grow veggies, herbs and medicinal plants for our own and guests’ consumption. We have been also selling our produce and this activity could be easily scaled up. We have 3 polytunnels (180, 60 and 25m2) and also orchard with ca 100 fruit trees. Our gardening principle is to first grow soil and then food. There are several options for the future on how to develop and extend the veggie garden, orchards and also our organic fields (27ha). We have been saving our seeds and have equipment to run a small scale production. We offer volunteer help from community members and guest volunteers to manage the garden.
Moreover this offer is a good entry for a person who would like to develop a working community enterprise for the future. We are a bi-lingual community (Estonian-English) and are able to welcome people who have EU residency.
If interested please get in touch with us as soon as possible (but not later than 15th of February) by filling out this form.