Forward to a friend Tweet this Share this on Facebook Share:

Home | Job Postings | Grow Food


** immediate / asap **

Position: Farmhand/ Seed Production Assistant
Farm: Seeds of the Revolution!Saanich Organics
Location: Mt Newton Valley, Saanichton / Greater Victoria, BC


This position is located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley near Victoria and is part of an exciting project within Saanich Organics. As seed production assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of growing, rogueing, harvesting, cleaning, germination testing, and packing our open-pollinated seed for our seed business, Seeds of the Revolution!

There are also fresh crops to plant, tend, and harvest, namely salad greens and strawberries. Our methods include lots of bed prep wheelbarrowing compost and manure, rototilling, hoeing, troubleshooting, working with drip irrigation, cover cropping for winter, and generally aiming to improve soil health along the way! Saanich Organics has a 250 member CSA, wholesales to restaurants, supplies 3 farmers markets and 2 busy farm stands.


Our team at Saanich Organics is a hard-working, communicative, fun loving, inclusive, and community oriented group and we welcome more of the same:) We are seeking an energetic, hard working, fit, and reliable person who is a fast learner and is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture! Attention to detail is especially important when it comes to seed growing. Must be a good listener and ready to work in all kinds of weather, alone as well as with others.

We are long time certified organic growers and have mentored many new farmers in our community.


Tasks include seeding, weeding, wheelbarrowing and bed prep, rototilling, weedwacking, lots of harvesting strawberries, harvesting salad greens, irrigating, harvesting seed crops in the Fall and cleaning seed with machines especially built for the purpose:)


Term: asap till October 31. Hours may be available earlier planting strawberries, depending when the ground dries. Possibility for a few more hours in November processing and testing seeds.

Hours per week: 32 hours (4 days) a week with the possibility to pick up an additional day driving deliveries. Piece-work blueberry picking also available outside scheduled hours.

Wage: $18/hr and access to staff food bins (produce from all our farms)


Please email a resume and cover letter to Keira at:

Please indicate you saw this posting at

Share this on Facebook   Tweet This!  Email this to a friend   Share this on LinkedIn   Add this to Google Bookmarks   Print this page

Note: The above is provided on an "As Is" basis and for general informational purposes only. People and Planet (also known as "FoodWork") is not responsible for the content, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, legality, reliability, quality or suitability of this posting. We do not screen or endorse the organizations or individuals involved. If you decide to accept an offer of employment, volunteering or any other arrangement, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against injury, abuse, non-payment or any other loss. Please read our full Terms & Conditions.

Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 18 2024    ID: 70108