FARM AND GARDEN STAFF REQUIRED AT STRATHMERE:
Strathmere is looking for support staff for its fruit and vegetable farming operations and/or ornamental gardens. Strathmere is a country estate in Rural South Ottawa hosting weddings, conferences, events and a spa.
Since 2004, Strathmere has been developing a fruit and vegetable farm to supply its banqueting kitchens with fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and honey. Currently, there are about 2 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers as well as a 1500 sq ft greenhouse and 9 beehives. In addition, we have several perennial flower gardens throughout the 30 acre property. The farm and gardens are not certified organic, but are managed primarily in accordance of organic standards.
Strathmere is seeking full time and/or part time staff to work in the farming/gardening operation under management of its lead growers, Colin Lundy and Eylie Mateer.
The work season is approximately from the middle of April to the end of October, with some flexibility depending on spring and fall weather.
Full time hours are Monday to Friday, predominantly 8am to 4pm with about 1 hour for lunch, though sometimes we start earlier and end later.
Part time hours would preferably be full days, 2-3 days per week (rather then short shifts, 5 days per week).
If applying, please indicate on cover letter whether you are looking for part time or full time hours.
Candidates should be:
Tasks include: Seeding, bed preparation, garden building/renovating, transplanting, irrigating, weeding, mulching, pest management, harvesting, pruning, seed saving, composting, processing/packing, using and caring for tools/equipment, record keeping, among other tasks associated with fruit and vegetable farming and flower gardening. Other possible tasks include beehive management and operating a small tractor (based on interest and assessment).
In return, Strathmere's lead growers will provide:
In addition, Strathmere will provide:
To apply, please email a resume, including cover letter, preference of full time or part time hours, and contact info for two references, to:
Please put “Attn: Colin Lundy - application for gardens employment” in the subject line of your email.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 26 2019 ID: 51629