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Needed: Farm hands!
Employer: Seed Of Life Farm
Eligibility: age 30 & under / summer

Location: Surrey, Metro Vancouver BC
Housing: Unavailable. Farm is transit accessible.


Seed of Life Farm is a small scale farm located in North Surrey on a piece of heritage land.

We are a family of 3 (Jason, Krystyna and Maya), growing mixed vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and edible flowers on about 1.5 acres. We prepare beds at the beginning of the season with a BCS, but for the rest of the season we use a broadfork, a tilther, hoes and hand tools, and we protect our crops with row cover.

We are entering our 7th year of farming, 3rd at this location, ready to have a bountiful season. We sell our produce and flowers at 2 Farmer’s Markets in Vancouver (Riley Park on Saturdays and Mount Pleasant on Sundays) through a collective stall. We also run a CSA program (approximately 30-50 shares), from June to October and sell to restaurants as well as organizations that focus on feeding those in need.

Our methods of growing are sustainable and ecological, including reduced tillage and a focus on soil health. We followed an apprenticeship with an organic farm 8 years ago, so that is the only way we know to grow! (we are now certified naturally grown)


  • You have an interest in growing organic food; previous farm work is an asset although not necessary.
  • You are able to work outside in any type of weather
  • You are able to learn a variety of tasks, keep up with a fast pace and have an efficient mindset
  • Clear communication and respect for everyone is of out most importance
  • You have great teamwork skills, but also can work alone
  • Ability to lift minimum 30 lbs, do repetitive tasks, work bending down /crouching /kneeling is necessary
  • You are willing touse various hand tools (knives, hoes, rakes, weedwacker, tilther, broadfork)


Candidate must be eligible for Canada Summer Job funding, which requires to be 15-30 years Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.


  • Soil/bed preparation / amendment and compost application
  • Seeding /transplanting
  • Watering
  • Pruning / trellising
  • Weeding by hand and with tools
  • Harvesting, cleaning, sorting and packing
  • Assembling orders and CSA boxes
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Record keeping


Term: Temporary/ seasonal
Dates: Work hours from May to September, full term and short term positions available (8-9 weeks)
Hours per week: minimum of 35hr per week depending on funding, including one day of work on weekends (hours and working days can vary)
Wage: $16.75 - $18/hr, depending on experience + 4% vacation pay & free veggies, herbs and flowers.

Housing: Unavailable. Farm is transit accessible.


Please send a resume and a short paragraph about what motivates you to spend a season working on a farm to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 1 2024    ID: 67878