Applications are OPEN for the Summer Sustainability-Landis Fellowship!

Fellows are focused on food production, research, and programming addressing community health through food security and community building. This full time offers a wealth of opportunities, as fellows will divide their time between work at LaFarm, Easton Garden Works, Easton Urban Farm, and other projects, including working at a market stand, developing community programming, and research.

Please apply through Handshake.

Farm with us this Summer 2023!

Applications for Summer 2023 positions will open after spring break.

  • Flexible hours based on your schedule, minimum of 10-hour commitment per week
  • Competitive Pay
  • Make a positive impact in your community
  • Fresh Air & Fresh Vegetables

A passion for sustainability, regenerative agriculture, and environmentalism is encouraged though not required. No experience in farming or gardening is necessary; a proclivity toward being outdoors, an appreciation for plant & insect life, or a penchant for tinkering with tools and machinery is beneficial.

Student harvests peas during summer season

What will the work include?

Work May include:

  •  Use of machinery (tiller, mower, weedwhacker) to prepare beds, weed crops, and maintain gardens
  •  Weeding, planting, harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables and flowers, using basic skills, hand tools, and common sense
  •  Setting-up displays and helping customers during the weekly On-Campus Market and On-Farm customer pick-up
  •  Leading tours or work parties of local classes, groups, schools, and your Lafayette College peers
  • Setting-up irrigation systems
  • Harvesting flower bouquets
  • Designing and implementing building projects, including use of basic power tools, hand tools, and human ingenuity
  • Sharing reflections of your LaFarm work experience with the community at large through photos, creative writing, film, or other media for our LaFarm website
  • A whole host of other work: web design, event planning, garden design, tree planting, soil testing, cover crop management, cooking demos, marketing, data organization, carpentry, farm art installations, sign-making… if you’ve got a skill, we’ve probably got a farm-based application. Join us.

What skills are required?

Student Farm Crew must be willing and able to:

  • Work in all weather conditions, including rain, cold, humidity, and heat, while wearing a mask or face covering
  • Lift at least 25 pounds.
  • Bring water, snacks, sun protection, closed-toe shoes, and a hat to work each day. Come prepared & ready to work.
  •  Be flexible, organized, efficient, and work as part of a team
  •  Talk & work at the same time: having fun doesn’t mean you should stop picking tomatoes
  •  Show-up to work on-time: you will be part of a team that is counting on you!
  •  Wake-up early! Position may include early morning hours (7 a.m.) especially during the heat of the summer.

What is the compensation and work schedule?

Schedule and Compensation:

  •  Competitive pay based on experience and work ethic, with opportunities for raises at regular intervals.  Starting wage $9/ hour
  •  Free farm vegetables available throughout May-December
  •  Commitment of a minimum of 4 hours per week
  •  Flexible hours and schedule based on your needs and availability
  • Part time positions during the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Full or Part time positions during the Summer