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Hiring: Seasonal part time urban farmer (approximately 15-20 hours a week, May to September/October, flexible start and end dates)
Company: Avling
Location: Toronto, Ontario

  • Reports to: Farm Manager
  • Wage: $19 a hour, part time staff benefits (after 4 weeks of work)

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of the rooftop farm at Avling Kitchen and Brewery
  • Planting crops in accordance with agroecology practices, including transplanting and direct seeding
  • Irrigation of rooftop crops and patio planters
  • Harvesting crops for kitchen, brewery and bar
  • Keeping up to date with harvest logs and records
  • Weeding and maintaining rooftop farm and patio planters
  • Ability to start seedlings and stay up to date with seedling schedule
  • Ensuring compost system is adequate and has the correct composition of materials
  • Identify common pests and diseases and apply appropriate treatment
  • Weekly meeting with farm manager
  • Communicating with chefs, brewer and bartenders about harvests and crop availability


  • Minimum of 1 year of farming or gardening experience, preferably using ecological methods such as organic, regenerative, permaculture and/or agroecology
  • Available on weekends and occasional evenings
  • Be able to lift at least 50 lbs
  • Comfortable speaking to public about the rooftop farm

About the farm: Avling has a 4,000 sq ft. production rooftop farm that uses agroecological practices to grow crops that supply Avling’s kitchen and brewery. This season’s crops will be focused on herbs, flowers and brewery ingredients. We host public and private gardening workshops, as well as drop-in events such as our “pick flowers, drink beer”. There is an opportunity for the farmer to help host workshops and events. We have previously done seed trails for EFAO, maintained an indigenous garden with The Indigenous Support Project and participated in the Seeds of Diversity Project. We also have a secondary plot in Creemore, Ontario at New Farm, opportunities to travel and work at our New Farm plot are available. The rooftop farm is often frequented by guests, engaging with guests in a professional manner and taking time to give them a tour and answer their questions is a priority.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 9 2023    ID: 67369