Cloverleaf is hiring a temporary (September- mid October) staff member to help us prune our apricots! If it’s a good fit for you and us, you could come back in January to prune the rest of the orchard, thin in April, and/or work harvest in the summer (May-Sept). Experience in farming, especially orchard work and pruning, is great but not necessary. We want to hire someone reliable and hardworking who is excited about pruning trees and comfortable going up and down an 8 foot ladder and doing physical work. Cloverleaf is a 4-acre organic stone fruit orchard with nectarines, peaches, a few plums and figs, and apricots. We will be a crew of 3-5 and we may have you help with other miscellaneous tasks. You’ll need a car to get to work with the potential option to carpool from Sacramento or Davis areas. Pay is $15 an hour and work weeks will be about 30 hours a week (our schedule has been variable as we try not to work on very smoky days). We're excited to call you and get to know you :-)
Pruning is very physical- especially for your shoulders and arms and that's what we're focusing on right now. We use loppers, hand pruners, and saws. We will train you to use tools, ladders, and proper pruning technique. Besides sharpening tools, the job will be 100% pruning. We'd also be excited if you want to stay and learn other things on the farm as they come up!
must be 18, some gardening or farming experience preferred but not required.
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