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Summer Job: Education Farm Field Crew
Organization: Stable Harvest Farm
Location: Langley, Lower Mainland BC
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)
Stable Harvest Farm runs educational tours to help kids understand where their food comes from and the importance of protecting our environment. We are a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with ‘BC Agriculture in the Classroom’ and public and private schools in Langley, Fort Langley, & Aldergrove area. In addition to our work with schools, we are a valuable partner to many local food banks donating over 340,000lbs over the last 3 years.
In 2023 we will be holding a weekly Farm Stand and inviting kids from our educational program to be involved. This opportunity helps students develop their entrepreneurial skills and gain a more holistic view of our food system and how farms are run.
In addition to our work with schools, we are a valuable partner to many local food banks donating over 340,000lbs over the last 3 years. Examples of organizations we worked with include Langley Food Bank, Source Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, Langley Hospice Society, and the First Nation communities of Kitasoo & Wuikinuxv.
On the farm, we practice regenerative organic principles to improve our local environment and ensure that our soil can continue to be farmed in the future. Regenerative farming is known to increase biodiversity, restore soil fertility (otherwise diminished by the heavy use of machinery and chemicals on standard farms), and capture carbon from the atmosphere. Educating all visitors on sustainable farming is a central part of what we do.
We run community workshops on seed-saving in partnership with Farm Folk City Folk. Seed saving is crucial for food security and developing locally adapted seeds that are best equipped to withstand our specific climate.
What we are looking for:
In 2023 we will need to grow enough food to run our education program, donate to local food banks, and put on a weekly market stall. This requires a team of hard-working individuals who enjoy being outside and performing physical tasks.
Workers will report to and be supported by our Farm Manager, who is GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) certified. They will finish the season with a working knowledge of organic food production from seed to harvest.
Duties and Responsiblilties
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 17 2023 ID: 67461