Experienced Farm Worker

at Hale Akua Garden Farm
Location Haiku
Date Posted January 14, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Position available for an Experienced Farm Worker for Organic Farm on Maui, hard-working and enthusiastic. We are looking for part-time work helping to maintain the farm, and other farm responsibilities. Farm operations include: organic gardening, organic fruit tree maintenance, animal husbandry (chickens, ducks, sheeps/goats), micro-green production, mushroom cultivation, black soldier fly cultivation, and aquaponics.This is a beautiful, certified organic farm overlooking 30 miles of untouched Hawaiian coastline on the slopes of Haleakala. Our farm is also an eco-retreat center with a 60 foot salt water swimming pool, large hot tub, sauna and 8-acre educational retreat facility. These facilities are available to farm workers when there is no retreat on property. Training in Compassionate Communication (NVC) is also provided as part of the job, an excellent tool for enhancing the team work among farmworkers. It is also a valuable communication training for business and successful families.

Responsibilities include:

* Working 3.5 acres of annual vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, and animal pastures with 3 other employees
* Willingness to grow with the farm as we continue to expand and improve upon our farm equipment, facilities, and operations
* Enriching soil with compost, farm landscaping, and manicuring
* Maintenance of general grounds

Requirements

Must currently live on Maui

3 years organic and/or tropical farming experience preferred or equivalent studies in this area

Skills in weeding, weed whacking, mow and blow

Ability to work with people on a team or individually as needed

English speaking with great ability to follow instructions well

Must have reliable transportation, good references and clean background

Part-time, 20 hours per week

Experience with small machinery

Skills with hand tools

Benefits

Compensation based on experience.

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