Gemstone Farm

Farmer/Horticulturist – Full Time Position

Company Description

Gemstone Farm is a privately owned farm in Wilton, CT that provides employment and educational opportunities for adults with disabilities. Our newly-emerging 150 acre property includes a budding flower farm, vegetable gardens, honey-bees, , chickens, maple sugaring and an apple
orchard.

Job Description

Working in close cooperation with the Farm Manager, the Farmer/Horticulturist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the entire farming plan. The Farmer/Horticulturist will carry out all aspects of the farm production including but not limited to the flower gardens, vegetable gardens, chickens, bee-keeping and the apple orchard. They will also be responsible for developing and integrating activities for adults with disabilities. Additionally, the role of the Farmer/Horticulturist will be working periodically side by side with adults with disabilities to engage them with the farming process.


Qualifications

● 3-5 years farming/horticultural experience
● Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred
● Ability to oversee and manage staff and budgets
● Basic understanding of farm implements


Compensation

$35K+ plus benefits (compensation depending on experience)
Includes housing if needed

Gemstone Farm is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all individuals. As such employment decisions are made based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Gemstone Farm believes equal opportunity is not only consistent with good business practices but, of equal importance, is also a moral concern and obligation for each of us.

Email jennifer@gemstonefarm.com to express your interest!