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BIODYNAMIC FARMING

Positions: Farm Crew
Farm: Nutrient Dense Farm
Location: Upper Squamish Valley, BC
Housing: accommodation options available for full time staff

Come Work with us for our 2022 season

Farm Crew Position 2022

NUTRIENT DENSE FARM is an aspiring bio-dynamic farm based in the heart of the Upper Squamish Valley. We currently farm two plots of leased land, one at the Queen of Peace Monastery and our home plot still in the early development phase of its farming evolution. Our model promotes, and educates about regenerative agriculture, soil and plant health, environmental stewardship, community development, biodynamic preparations, nutrition, and working with astrological energies to promote a holistic farming experience for all involved!

Our Farm Crew participate in all aspects of the farm from washing Rubbermaids, sowing trays, bed prep, harvesting, sorting/washing, packing veg, irrigation, weeding with hand tools & by hand, pruning tomatoes, assisting with moving tunnels, operating walk behind tractors, to customer service and set up at our local farmers market. We are a small scale production farm that requires our crew to hustle in a fast pace environment. We are seeking a crew that has a passion for hard work, love of the land and agriculture.

Responsibilities & Qualifications we are seeking in our farm crew

  • ability to communicate and have interpersonal skills.
  • open minded, works well within a team environment and independently.
  • able to handle feed back respectfully.
  • takes initiative in looking for ways to improve processes.
  • physical and mental endurance to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • flexibility schedule and hours (weather dependant we do split shifts, start early, break, work late)
  • willingness to put in a longer day if necessary.
  • strong prioritizing and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail and quality.
  • physically strong, farming can be extremely strenuous on back, knees, hips and wrists
  • capable of carrying out tasks which require bending for long periods of time
  • lift 45 lbs.
  • skills and ability to run a walk behind tractor, hand tools, etc.
  • fluent in English
  • Preferably at least One Season of production based, vegetable farm experience
  • reliable means of transportation.

TIME COMMITMENT

Full time position

  • Beginning April to mid/late October. Must be able to commit to the whole season.
  • 5 days (40 + hours per week)
  • $16/ hour (could be more depending on experience)+ 4% vacation pay+ amazing produce (whatever you need for your personal consumption).

Full time position

  • Beginning May to mid/late October. Must be able to commit to the whole season.
  • 5 days (40 + hours per week)
  • $16/ hour (could be more depending on experience)+ 4% vacation pay+ amazing produce (whatever you need for your personal consumption).

Part time position

  • Beginning June to mid October. Must be able to commit to the whole season.
  • 2 days (12-16+ hours per week)
  • $16/hr (could be more depending on experience)+ amazing produce (whatever you need for your personal consumption).

Accommodations

  • Options available for full time staff

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume with references via email to Lindsay and Stefan at nutrientdensefarms@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 30 2021    ID: 62261