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ORGANIC GARDEN / FARM

Hiring: Farm hand
Farm: Mountain Springs Nature Retreat & Organic Farm
Location: Kaleden, near Penticton BC

The "Farm Hand" position is a temporally on-call position. You will work with the Farm owner/ coordinator and assist with the organic garden from June to September.

Mountain Spring Organic Farm creates resilient, affordable local organic produce for community members. The ideal candidate is comfortable, enjoys working outdoors, and is interested in organic agriculture and Farm Food Justice.

Our organic farm is thriving with a field-to-fork journey with sustainable practices in mind:

  • Agricultural production models that feed the community and regenerate biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Efficient, safe, and low carbon system
  • Ethical and zero-waste practice

Task and Responsibilities

  • Enjoy being physically active, fieldwork to support the general garden and small farm maintenance.
  • Support the farm manager during the farmer market.
  • Assisting harvesting with berries and veggies as needed.
  • Sorting produce and assisting set up at farmer's market.
  • Experience or interest in organic agriculture

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate is comfortable working in an outdoor environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  • Physically mobile, able and willing to move through various outdoor work environments.
  • Able to lift max. 40 lbs and digging in gardens
  • Work with diversity and inclusive approaches
  • Have your own vehicle and valid driver license

Start date: March 2023

~ Paid Position: $15.65 an hour. Hours are typically 3 days a week with occasional weekends. Flexibility in hours of work to be agreed upon with the farm owner/ coordinator.

~ Volunteer Hours: 4 hours per shift. Hours are typically 3 days a week with occasional weekends. Flexibility in hours of work to be agreed upon with the farm owner/ coordinator.

Free lunch, produce and recreational activities.

How to apply details:

Please send a short resume and a few sentences to tell us about yourself. Attention to Mountain Spring Nature Retreat coordinator at mountainspringsnatureretreat@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 4 2022    ID: 65015