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INDOOR FARMING JOBS

Position: Assistant Grower (Vertical Farm)
Farm: Living Earth Farm
Location: North York, Toronto, Ontario

Are you passionate about growing the best tasting and most nutritious food out there? Do you love the idea of working in a tropical plant paradise year round?

Learn the ins and outs of vertical farming from our fun, knowledgeable and friendly team! Drink energizing smoothies made on farm, take home tons of the most delicious and nutritious greens, grow your own crops in our mini community garden, move your body with lots of engaging physical activity and breathe the freshest farm air right in the city!

Living Earth Farm is an innovative indoor farm that specializes in year-round organic microgreens and baby greens production. The farm is located in the north end of Toronto, is TTC accessible and focuses on producing food that is sustainable for the environment, delicious and nutritious. Living Earth Farm is proud to be the first certified organic vertical farm in Ontario, leading the path for future innovation in the field. The farm uses a unique combination of traditional organic farming practices with cutting edge technological advancements that creates a perfect plant environment year-round.

We’re growing and looking for the right candidate for this unique position! We are looking for a passionate, dedicated individual to join our team and contribute to our farm’s community and growth.

Description:

As a key member of our growing team you will be leading the soil preparation and seeding component of the farm. This requires significant attention to detail and physical stamina. You will also be responsible for supporting the general operation and maintenance of the farm in a fast-paced environment including planting, watering, harvesting, packing and delivering. You will be responsible for ensuring that our produce is harvested, sorted and packed to the extremely high-quality standards that our customers expect.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Maintaining good vibes
  • Maintaining the highest quality standard during harvesting and packaging (our customers expect the absolute best!)
  • Following instructions carefully and accurately
  • Delivering product to customers throughout the GTA

Hours:

The assistant grower position will be part time for one month of training and will transition to a contract with full time hours in late February (~35hours per week)

The full time schedule is:

  • Mondays: Harvest/packing day working with the whole LEF team
  • Tuesdays: Getting your hands dirty with soil and seeding prep for the week
  • Thursdays: Harvest/packing day working with the whole LEF team
  • Fridays: Deliveries to our amazing customers
  • Sundays: Overall farm check, watering, seeding and harvest prep

Certification:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license (G2 or full G) with a clear driving record (required for this position)

Required experience:

  • Training will be provided

Compensation:

$16 to $19 per hour based on experience and ability

To apply:

Are you already excited to get your hands dirty and learn all about the future of high-tech farming in Toronto!? If you be-leaf this is your dream job, please lettuce know why by forwarding your resume and cover letter to:
jonah[at]livingearthfarm.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 28 2020    ID: 58171