What we offer
Farming is fun, and farming is very hard work. You will gain basic farming skills and have full access to how we grow vegetables at Book & Plow. We invite you to stay engaged on the farm: ask questions, make observations, offer suggestions, test ideas. The staff of Book and Plow Farm seeks to affirm and celebrate the people who work here. We invite you to the farm to be yourself. Come to the farm to spend time outdoors, work with your hands, and work on a team. The farm is a space for people to build community around growing vegetables.
What we ask
We rely on student-farmers to seed, plant, cultivate, and harvest the vegetables that feed the Amherst College Community. No farming experience is necessary, but applicants need to be aware that farming is physically demanding. Arrive on time to your scheduled shifts. Be prepared to work in any weather. We will never ask you to do a job you cannot do, but we will ask that you push yourself. We will support your development as a student farmer. You will hear “I need you to work harder right now,” along with suggestions for working smarter.
Year-Long Employment on the Farm
We are looking to hire students who can commit to year-long employment on the Farm (Spring and Fall Work Study, Summer Internship, and Winter Office Hours). There would be opportunities to take on a larger leadership role in farm production. There are also some projects that students would tackle to strengthen the farm program. (Examples include: Record Keeping, Building Academic Connections, Campus/Farm Community Events Planning, Landscape Beautification, or Gleaning/Food Accessibility Development). Check out our various employment pages and email email@example.com if you are particularly interested in this opportunity.