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Positions: Farm hands on multi-locational urban farm
Organization: Capital Greens Urban Farm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

About Capital Greens Urban Farm

Capital Greens is a sustainable urban farm that specializes in growing high-quality, pesticide-free veggies in underutilized urban spaces, such as suburban backyards. We take great joy in converting water-sucking lawns into food-giving gardens. In exchange for providing their yard, homeowners receive a free weekly bag of veggies! The rest of the produce is sold to neighbours, nearby restaurants and local grocery stores.

In addition to the lawns that are converted to gardens, Capital Greens is expanding operations to include a plot of land on an organic farm in the east end of Ottawa.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the farm operator, employees will help produce and sell an array of the highest quality vegetables and herbs using sustainable and organic methods. Employees will participate in all aspects of commercial vegetable production, including:

  • Harvest: harvesting, washing and packaging produce
  • Nursery: preparing growing media, seeding, potting up, and general seedling care
  • Field work: soil preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, pest monitoring and control, property maintenance, infrastructure development
  • Marketing: selling at market and/or delivering to grocery and restaurant clients
  • Admin: record keeping, crop planning

Qualifications

  • passion for sustainability and healthy food
  • belief in the merits of organic/chemical-free agriculture
  • motivation to work hard and help to improve efficiency on the farm
  • attention to detail
  • good work ethic and integrity
  • physically fit and able to work in in challenging weather conditions
  • customer service skills
  • previous work experience on a farm is an asset
  • driver’s license and a vehicle are assets

Details

Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2018

Start Date/End Date: late April / late October

Hours: ~40 hours/week, sometimes working on weekends

Wage: based on experience, starting at $14/hour

How to Apply

Please fill out an online application form at: http://www.capitalgreens.ca/work

If you do not receive a confirmation that we received your application within 48 hours, or you are having problems with the online application please send an email directly to mathew mask capitalgreens.ca* .

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FoodWork ID: 44030       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Feb 7 2018