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

Kula Farm

Owned by Zach Loeks & Kylah Dobson, Kula Farm is an award winning famly-run business 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. We have a greenhouse for seedling propagation, a large walk-in commercial root cellar and a processing and packing barn.

Kula Farm is one of the largest off-grid permaculture farms in Canada. Formerly known as The Rainbow Heritage Garden, it 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, delicious vegetables on the planet to feed our community. Our produce is distributed through a weekly CSA program and at various on-farm events. 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 whole foods cooking classes in our on-site commercial kitchen and offer children’s summer camps.

Job Description

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 (all of these must be met to apply)

  • 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 (high school, college or university) within the past 5 years in a related field (agriculture, environment, tourism, geography, nutrition etc.)

  • Must not be a current student

  • Must not be a current recipient of EI

  • Must be able to commit to working from May 1 - October 27th, 2017 (possibility of staying on for future employment opportunities)

Work Terms

  • We work 36 hours/week which usually works out to 9 hours/day, 4 days/week but this can vary a little with the weather and necessitates a slightly flexible work schedule
  • Possibility of returning for employment with more responsibility and a raise the following season if we are impressed with your work

Pay Rate

  • Ontario minimum wage ($11.40) negotiable based on education/experience

  • Bonus: fresh, organic vegetables from the farm

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
info mask kulafarm.ca*
subject: Farm Worker

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FoodWork ID: 38923       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Mar 14 2017