Agritourism Intern

Basalt Mountain Gardens

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Basalt Mountain Gardens is owned by Robb and Ginger Janssen.  BMG is a agritourism 70 ace off the grid high altitude homestead that provides yurts for short term stays, gives homestead and tropical greenhouse tours, creates medicinal products, provides herbal products & vegetables for guests and farmers markets, consults on greenhouses, homestead-land design, and edible landscaping.

This Spring-Summer of 2021 we will be creating a new development of a irrigation pipeline to a hayfield & gardens, construction of 2 hoophouses for vegetable, flower, and medicinal plants, possible construction of a barn for medicinal production, and fire retention pond.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

BMG is offering a unique opportunity to the right person  interested in joining and learning about a start-up farm experience.  This position is FT and run from April to November, hours 30-50ish hrs per week.

Working together and under the leadership will be involved in most aspects of our operation.  Responsibilities consist of participation in and some ownership of the activities which include but are not limited to: irrigation install, construction, trail building, weeding, watering, seeding, bed prep, transplanting, greenhouse operations, cultivation, farmers markets, harvesting, medicinal herb production including drying & packaging, and yurt changeover cleanings all in a organic, veganic permaculture, homeodynamic method.

 

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS

desire & passion for working outside with heavy workloads

joyful, enthusiasm, positive attitude, willingness to learn, good communicator & record keeper

ability to lift 50+ lbs., and enjoy physical labor

work long hours in all types of weather

be capable of working at an efficient pace both on a team and individually

be able to stand, squat, kneel for extended amounts of time

represent the values of the farm

attention to detail

adaptability & ability to be flexible when changes occur

valid drivers license and have a 4 wheel drive vehicle

possible housing and pay DOE

farm experience would be a preferred skill set, we are willing to train the right candidate.

must love dogs (we have 5 dogs, 2 cats, and about a dozen chickens on site)

If interested in working with us this year, please send an up to date resume and note of interest to Ginger and Robb janssen. Please also include several professional references. Please contact us with any questions.

To apply for this job email your details to basaltmtngardens@gmail.com