Herb and flower beds--volunteers needed

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Do you raise flowers at home?  Do you have a knack for landscape design? 

We are looking for someone who would like to help choose the flowers and herbs for the you-pick beds behind the washing station.  We need help designing which herbs and flowers to go where, choosing varieties, planning when and how they will be planted, and directing other volunteers each week to do the bed preparation, planting, weeding and other maintenance.  We can exchange each four hours of work for a share.  If you're interested, send an e-mail to clagettfarm@cbf.org.

In addition to a person taking charge of the beds, we can also use weekly help maintaining them.  The bulk of the work will be forking up new beds and weeding the established ones.  You can name which days and hours you would like to help, but we need people who will work quickly and effectively even when we are not there to help and encourage.  
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Photos by Deborah Starobin Armstrong 


Now hiring field workers for this summer

April 4, 2011:  We're finished our interviews for this season and are no longer accepting new candidates.  We'll start over again February 2012.  Give yourself a leg-up now, by doing a "workshare" so we can get to know you. 

We are in the process of lining up our staff for the 2011 growing season.  If you know anyone who is interested raising vegetables in the fields with us, please direct them to our job posting: http://community.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=542.  This year, we are paying $10 per hour plus one CSA share.  We have openings for both full and part time, April through November.  We do not offer housing.  It's a lot of fun, but it's tough work.  Only people who love working outside and have an even, friendly temperament should apply.
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Worksharer wanted to help manage Saturday CSA pick-up

We will need help checking in CSA members, filling bins and answering member questions at our Saturday pick-up this year.  If you would like to make a regular commitment to this job in exchange for a weekly CSA share, please contact us:  clagettfarm at cbf dot org. 

We will expect this person to begin working between 12:00 and 12:30pm each Saturday, and stay until about 4:30pm.  Or we can work with two people who can alternate Saturdays and fill in for each other when needed.  A farm staffperson will be there throughout the pick-up as well.

We're looking for a genial person who can lift bins of produce that are up to 40 pounds (usually more like 20 pounds), and has some skill with setting out produce in a pleasing way. 

Saturday routine for worksharer at CSA pick-up:
noon - 1:00pm: help us set up and label produce
1:00-4:00pm: sign in CSA members, re-fill bins from the cooler, answer questions
4:00-4:30pm: put remaining produce in the cooler, clean up