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Position: Assistant Gardener
Organization: Hendrick Farm Foundation
Location: 3 ch. Chelbrook, Chelsea, Quebec (Ottawa/Gatineau Region)

Start date: May – September (or depending on weather and availability) Students welcome!

Pay: $15/hour

The Hendrick Farm Foundation’s Gardening Department is looking for a passionate and hard-working individual who enjoys working in a positive environment in an outdoor setting. We believe in a strong sense of community and would like to welcome you to ours!

Hendrick Farm is a growing community in the heart of Old Chelsea, just fifteen minutes from downtown Ottawa. Nestled at the foothills of Gatineau Park, this is a truly unique place with a deep history of agriculture rooted in the earth here, having been a family farm for over three generations.

The Hendrick Farm Foundation is dedicated to preserving hundreds of acres of sprawling green space, including a certified organic farm and several exquisite flower gardens that attract tourists and photographers from all over. We boast over a hundred varieties of vegetables (featuring a signature garlic crop!) and produce over eighty different varieties of rare and/or endangered heirloom flowers. Our focus on organic principals and low-impact methods plays a crucial role in guiding our stewardship and growing techniques.

The Gardening department aims to build, grow, and improve the Foundation gardens and surrounding new neighbourhood. The landscape and beautification of the site is a key component to the Hendrick Farm project. As the Gardener’s Assistant, you will have the opportunity to help build something really great. All facets of annual and perennial flower care will form the body of your day-to-day tasks.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset
  • Garden work or landscaping experience
  • Ability to work in all types of inclement weather
  • Physically fit, able to lift and carry heavy weights
  • Able to work in close teams
  • Knowledge of gardening, farming, or other relevant skills considered a strong asset


  • Must be prepared and dress for all types of weather
  • May be required to complete a daily time sheet
  • Job requires own transportation

Specifics and perks:

  • $15/hr
  • 32-40 hrs/week (full time) Monday-Friday (occasional weekend requirements)
  • Hours from 6:30am - 2:30pm
  • Access to organic vegetables, beautiful flower selections (when available), herbs, preserves, and soaps.
  • Weekly BBQs
  • Staff lunchroom with washroom and shower facilities
  • Several great picnic areas throughout the property
  • Chelsea village has several attractions and places to visit and explore

If you’re someone who is passionate about plants, loves being outdoors rain or shine, and enjoys physical activity, we’d love to hear from you!

Please apply by email to Sarah Mangos at:
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Include your resume along with a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you'd make a good candidate for this position. We will be holding interviews over the next few weeks.

**Please note this job does not offer on-site accommodations.

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FoodWork ID: 38903       Date posted to Mar 13 2017