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Position: Farm Worker
Organization: Kula Permaculture Farm
Location: Cobden, Ontario on-farm accommodations

Kula Permaculture Farm is one of the largest off-grid permaculture farms in Canada.

Formerly known as The Rainbow Heritage Garden, Kula Permaculture Farm comprises just under 100 of the 350 acres stewarded by the Dobson and Loeks families. This beautiful four-season farm offers a diverse landscape of farmland, food forests, orchards, meadows, wetlands, and woodlands and uses permaculture design and growing techniques as published in Zach’s book, The Permaculture Market Garden. We invest heavily in soil integrity to produce the most nutrient dense vegetables on the planet to feed our community. Our produce is distributed through a weekly CSA vegetable basket program. On-site we also have a dedicated yoga studio, host festivals and markets for the public, run workshops on healthy living and sustainable agriculture, teach cooking classes in our on-site commercial kitchen and offer children’s summer camps. Please visit our website at http://www.kulafarm.ca to learn more about our operation.

Owned by Zach Loeks & Kylah Dobson, the farm is in it’s 11th year of production. In 2017 we will produce vegetables for a 150 CSA shares and our on-farm festivals and events on approximately 5 acres of land in a 15 acre rotation. We also grow 40,000 bulbs of commercial organic seed garlic to ship throughout Canada (http://www.kualgarlic.com). We have a greenhouse for seedling propagation, a large walk-in commercial root cellar, a processing and packing barn,

We do not have an internship program but we fully train our employees for any required responsibilities of the job position. As the season progresses there is opportunity for staff to take on specific responsibilities on the farm i.e. managing certain crops, transplant manager, irrigation manager, events manager etc.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with field management (Integrated Pest Management, fertility, cover cropping, irrigation, seed sowing etc.)
  • Assisting with greenhouse management
  • Assisting hub manager (packing & processing of vegetables)
  • Assisting with CSA hub management
  • Assisting with the organization and operation of on-farm festivals, events, tours, summer camps, classes & workshops

Qualifications

  • Punctual and trustworthy
  • Physically and emotionally strong
  • Previous experience working on a farm an asset
  • A strong desire to pursue sustainable agriculture professionally
  • Strong communication skills (not shy dealing with the public)
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively as a team and independently
  • Must be eligible to work legally in Canada
  • Must be between the ages of 15-29 and graduated from post-secondary education within the past 5 years
  • Must not be a current student
  • Must not be a current recipient of EI
  • Must be able to commit to working from April 3rd - November 24th, 2017
  • Post-secondary education in agriculture, environmental studies, outdoor education or a related field

Work Terms

  • We work 40 hours/week which usually works out to 8 hours/day but can vary a little with the weather
  • Possibility of returning for employment with more responsibility and a raise the following season if we are impressed with your work
  • Possibility of renting on-farm accommodations

Pay rate

Ontario minimum wage ($11.40)

Bonus: fresh, organic vegetables from the farm.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
kylahd mask hotmail.com*
subject: Farm Worker

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FoodWork ID: 37928       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Jan 31 2017