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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Organic Farming Staff
Employer: Hearts Content Organic Farm
Location: Brantford, Ontario

Eligibility: 30 or younger 
Housing: is available at $600/month. This is also accessible housing.

We have been farming organically at our farm which is right on the rail trail between Hamilton and Brantford for 17 years. We now focus on medicinal herbs, wildcrafting, farmstay and creating a more naturalized space for ecotourism. We also care for a community hall and work with creating a welcoming community for migrant farm workers. 

Job Description:

We are looking for a creative, flexible, hard working individual to assist with organic farming (mainly medicinal herbs & wildcrafting), work related to operating a farmstay and conservation related work on the farm. This is physically demanding position. Spanish is an asset. 

Duties: include helping with the following activities

  • organic farming (preparing seed beds, planting, using farming equipment (electric tractor, walk behind tractor, hand tools), cultivating, weeding, harvesting, drying and storage).
  • preparing value added herb & food products (salves, dried herbs)
  • sorting fresh unsold food for distribution in the community
  • small construction and farmstay related activities including landscaping and yard maintenance,
  • conservation related work (tree care, dealing with invasive species, planting pollinator species)

COVID19 precautions:

We are very conscientious about safety during covid. PPEs will be provided for use if working in closed spaces or within 2 meters of each other. Periodic COVID19 tests may be required.

Term:

  • 8 week position starting as soon as possible. There may be an opportunity to extend the position.
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years old. Must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Pay: $15.00/hr for 35 hours per week.
Housing: is available at $600/month. This is also accessible housing.

To Apply:

Send relevant cover letter and resume to heartscontentfarm@gmail.com, text 226-802-2801

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 28 2021    ID: 59644