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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Seed and Field Crop Manager
Type: paid, year-round position (see below)
Organization: Saanich Organics
Location: Northbrook Farm, Saanichton, Greater Victoria BC

Saanich Organics is seeking a Seed Production and Field Crop Manager for approx 1.25 acres in Saanichton, located at Northbrook Farm. The ideal candidate is a hard worker with a farming and seed growing background and is ready for a self directed but supported experience with the rad farmers of Saanich Organics! Preference given to those who are in it for the longer term. Flexible start date but position must be filled by Jan 1 2019. Time commitment is 30-40 hours a week for April through November, dropping to 10-20 hours a week through winter with the least hours in January. Competitive wage offered.

Interested parties please respond with cover letter and resume to:
info@saanichorganics.com

Basic descriptions of both aspects of the job below:

Seeds of the Revolution is a seed production and sales division of Saanich Organics. This business is a for-profit entity that is responsible for growing and selling over 80 varieties of seed. General duties include:

  • Crop planning and tracking the crop production cycle for our organic certification records
  • Producing seed to the standards set by the Organic Seed Alliance (attention to isolation distances, crossing, population sizes, trait selection, etc)
  • Growing seed crops and processing, storing and packing seed
  • Managing sales of bulk seeds to other growers, to the BC EcoSeed co-op and to our own farms affiliated with Saanich Organics
  • Managing the packet sales of seeds to: retail outlets, Seedy Saturday events, markets and our box program.
  • Tracking inventory and updating inventory list, managing products for sale and compiling sales
  • Communicating with Saanich Organics owners and our customers
  • Attending seed sales and seed events where possible

Saanich Organics Greenhouse and Field Production Manager

Management of 20x160’ greenhouse and approx 1 acre of field crops planted mainly in seed crops as well as salad greens and strawberries, winter squash and carrots. General duties include:

  • Hiring and Supervision of one field hand and possible strawberry harvesters
  • Production of high quality crops specified by the owners of Saanich Organics
  • Monthly check-ins with a Saanich Organics owner
  • Crop projections, and timely harvests, tracking the crop production cycle for our organic certification records

Interested parties please respond with cover letter and resume to: 
info@saanichorganics.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 21 2018    ID: 48459