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Position: Urban Agriculture Farm Manager
Organization: YIMBY
Location: Vancouver, Burnaby, BC

YIMBY is a Vancouver based start-up, which is currently in its growth stage. YIMBY's prime focus is to produce and sell organic food within Vancouver and eventually expand throughout British Columbia. We want people to connect with their food by buying products that reduce their carbon footprint, are beneficial to their health, and ultimately taste amazing.

We are currently seeking a motivated farm manager who has plenty of hands-on experience and can also manage/direct others as production increases. Ideally this person is systematic, meticilous, and organized. Because we are in the beginning phases of our company, this role will naturally include the desire and ability to test and try new things, while keeping close track of what works and doesn't work. This person should enjoy working alone and be self-motivated, with the natural ability to direct themselves while keeping busy and productive.

Key Responsibilities

  • knowledge of plants, soil, compost, and insect pest management
  • leading all aspects of cultivation
    • crop planning, soil prep, seeding, seed starting, transplanting, harvesting, compost
  • knowledge and proficiency in greenhouse management
  • harvesting, cleaning, sorting, and packing produce for restaurants
  • good work ethic, staying motivated and productive while working alone
  • interested in expeirmenting with different plants and growing tehniques
  • interest and knowledge about food and sustainabiity

Experience in the following is an asset:

  • post-secondary degree in an environmental field
  • experience growing food in the retail industry

Ultimately we need an ambitious individual who is not afraid to take risk, work hard and take initiative. We want someone to join the team whose passion shows through in their work, and is interested in exploring the possibilities available to them in this position.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
lisa.yimby mask gmail.com*
subject: Farm Manager

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FoodWork ID: 38094       Date posted to FoodWork.ca: Feb 8 2017