Doce Lume Farm/Go Native! Perennials

Phone Number
(240) 626-5209
Directions

3130 East Lake Rd, Skaneateles NY

Address
3130 East Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Emailgonativeskan@gmail.com
Hours

Seasonal: May 15-October 15, Tuesdays and Fridays 3:30-6pm

Websitehttp://growingforskan.com
About Us
Summer CSA Farm Shares
Native Plant Consultation
Meadow Making

We grow nutritious food and beautiful native perennials on our small farm in Skaneateles, NY. We take pride in not only what we grow, but how and why we grow it.

Job Listings

Market Garden Production Associate

Employment Type: Part Time
Doce Lume Farm (DLF) is looking for an energetic, hard-working field associate to join our team. We grow 1.5+ acres of diversified vegetables and herbs on a 10-acre organic farm in Skaneateles NY (2.5 miles from downtown Skaneateles). Our operation includes 70 permanent vegetable and herb beds and hoop houses used to grow seedlings. We grow food principally to service 60 family boxes/week in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. DLF is driven by regenerative agricultural principles, maximizing soil and ecological health.
Doce Lume Farm’s Market Garden Lead Associate will be leaving our team on July 15, 2023 (to hike the Pacific Crest Trail) and we are looking for someone who can shadow her until she leaves and then take the lead.  Under her direction and that of Doce Lume Farm’s owner, you will oversee all aspects of implementing the farm plan - including field and bed preparation, planting, irrigation, harvest, post-harvest handling and marketing/distribution. As this 3+-year-old business grows there will be opportunities to move into management and to support sister business Go Native! perennials.
We are looking for someone who will share our passion for growing the best tasting food in a way that is good for the land.  And a person who wishes to grow their farming knowledge and skills. Good communication, leadership skills and a collaborative approach are essential to the success of this position. You must be able to both take and give direction.
DLF is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life to apply.
 
Timeline:  April 1-October 31, 2023 (10-15 hours/week April- June and 20 hours/week July – October).  Some schedule flexibility except must be available for weekly Market Day (harvest, packing and delivery) Thursdays June 22-September 21.
 
2023 hourly wage: $15/hour April-June; hourly wage increase July – October (TBD)
 
Skills/Competencies Required:
  • Work experience on diversified, vegetable farms
  • Desire and passion for working outdoors, with seasonally heavy work loads
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs and work long hours in all types of weather conditions
  • Educate volunteers and clients about the value of local food systems
  • Ability to follow farm plan instructions, keep records and communicate daily questions and concerns
  • Experience with general carpentry.
  • Adaptability - able to be flexible when changes occur, and to anticipate and bring about change when needed
  • Ability to identify potential problems, make decisions and collaborate to create viable solutions
  • Assertive personality, able to lead a crew and share opinions while understanding team dynamics and group cohesion
 
Supervisor:  Janice Wiles, Owner, Doce Lume Farm /Go Native! perennials/240-626-5209
 
Benefits/Pay:  Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, paid bi-weekly (direct deposit)

Application Instructions: 
To apply, please send a letter about yourself, applicable skills and your experience to:  Janice Wiles at docelumefarm@gmail.com   Call with questions: 240-626-5209.  
Farm location: 3130 East Lake Rd, Skaneateles NY [field_member] Email: gonativeskan@gmail.com
Active Dates: 1/22/2023 to 3/19/2023
Phone: (240) 626-5209

2023 Meadow Making/Ecological Landscaping Support

2023 Meadow Making/Ecological Landscaping Support
 
 
Employment Type: An average of 10 hours/week to work with the Go Native! perennials (GNP) Team to support meadow-making/ecological landscaping work between May 1 - November 15, 2023.  GNP is interested in engaging and educating young people in this important work and will accommodate student schedules; including evenings and weekends. 
 
Duties Include: Removing and moving sod, digging, and loading plants, seeding meadows, planting, mulching and any other support activities necessary to complete lawn to meadow or ecological garden installation.
 
We are looking for someone who will share our passion for re-naturalization of the Skaneateles Lake watershed with native perennial ecological landscapes and meadows for lake protection and wildlife habitat. Good communication and a collaborative approach are essential to the success of this position. You must be able to both take and give direction.
 
Hourly wage: $15/hour
 
Required Skills/Competencies for this Position:
  • Desire and passion for working outdoors
  • Be able to lift 50+ pounds comfortably
  • Willingness to work in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to identify potential problems, make decisions and collaborate to create viable solutions
     
Supervisor:  Janice Wiles, Owner, Go Native! perennials/Doce Lume Farm 240-626-5209
 
Benefits:  Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, paid Bi-weekly (direct deposit) [field_member] Email: gonativeskan@gmail.com
Active Dates: 1/22/2023 to 5/7/2023
Phone: (240) 626-5209