Chakra Announcements

Help Wanted

by Ortrun Gates

Posted June 17, 2010

Gita Nagari is a 350 acre farm situated in scenic Port Royal, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles west from the state capital of Harrisburg. It is home to an intentional community of about 50 people, in and around the farm, as well as 20 cows.

The farm seeks a Head Gardener for its 5 acre organic vegetable garden which will service a CSA Program for this 2010 Spring, Summer and Fall growing season. Two farm assistants/gardeners are also required. Accommodation and meals will be provided, as well as a small allowance.

The applicants should be vegetarian, refrain from intoxicants and should be prepared to follow and respect the values of the Gita Nagari community.

Responsibilities include general farm work such as planting, seeding, weeding, hoeing, harvesting, and cleaning.

The working times are Tuesday to Saturday 8am to 5pm, an eight-hour work day, sometimes longer or shorter depending on the time of year and the amount of work.

The ideal candidate for the assistant role will have at least one season of farming experience and the ideal candidate for the Head Gardener role will have 3 years experience of all aspects of organic farming. Candidates with long-term plans are preferred. Tractor experience and small equipment knowledge will be beneficial.

Applicants are required to visit the farm and assess the arrangement prior to commitment. To apply, please send a letter of intent and resume.

Serious applicants can contact the Farm Manager, Das on 717 527 4101 or