Help Wanted: Part-time gardener for 1878 kitchen garden

Thoreau Farm is looking for a gardener with organic gardening experience to execute a planting plan and to maintain our 1878 Kitchen Garden.3d1db8df-e945-46c3-97b5-031ca32951cf

The gardener will carry out numerous gardening duties: soil cultivation, digging, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and planting.

Learn about heirloom plants and organic nutrient-dense gardening.

This is a demonstration garden to introduce visitors to the birth house of Henry David Thoreau to the type of vegetables, herbs and flowers that might have been grown in the Thoreau family kitchen garden.

The gardener will report to the garden manager. This is a part-time position with varying hours from two-to-six hours a week, starting in mid-April and ending in early October. Flexible schedule. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Email resumes to margaretcb@thoreaufarm.org . Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.

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Interpreters needed for 2017 season, weekends

Thoreau Farm is seeking interpreters to give tours of the Henry David Thoreau birth house, a restored 18th century farm house, weekends,  May through October. We’re looking for tour guides who are interested in sharing their knowledge and passion for Henry David Thoreau during this season: the celebration of the 200th birth year of Henry.


  • Welcome and orient visitors to Thoreau Farm
  • Share information about Thoreau Farm and the life and work of henry David Thoreau.

Send resume and cover letter to margaretcb@thoreaufarm.org.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Pay: $15/hour