Urban Farmer

Romulus - Centre Court Shopping Centre

Wimbledon, London
£15/hour

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

www.centrecourtshopping.co.uk

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 10th July 2022  


Urban Farmer

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week initially, potential to increase.

Centre Court Wimbledon is looking for a keen gardener to establish and manage the regular maintenance of an urban farm. This position requires dedication and skill in growing techniques, creativity and commitment to the vision and mission of Centre Court. The role has the potential to grow into a larger commitment with the installation of a mushroom farm and potential satellite sites across the Romulus portfolio.

Key responsibilities:

  • Cultivate an urban garden on the roof space of Centre Court
  • Plan and implement crop rotation and planting schedules in three green houses
  • Ensure a growing cycle for regular harvests throughout the year.
  • Develop and execute a pest management and disease control plan.
  • Manage regular visits to the Centre over the week to ensure crop health
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of farm production and progress.
  • Utilise sustainable agriculture methods, including weed management, integrated pest management, and develop of soil structure through composting.
  • Develop relationships with local partners and customers.
  • Collect and store yield of produce
  • Assist with the installation of a mushroom farm with the view of management of the fruiting tents after initial set up complete.

Must have:

  • Be a keen gardener
  • Horticultural knowledge
  • Commitment to sustainable farming practices
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours
  • Capable of working independently

Desirables:

  • Experience of low yield farming in a commercial environment
  • Interest in Mushroom Farming
  • Locally engaged

To apply, please email Lynsey Coleman - [email protected]