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Position: Urban Farmer/Gardener
Eligibility: age 30 or younger (see below)
Company: Eden Project
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Urban Farmer/Landscaper

Seeking Experienced Farmer/Gardener to join our small company and manage the weekly operation of our urban farming branch. We have great opportunities to expand our urban farming business with the right candidate. 50%+/- of the position also involves cosmetic landscape maintenance (lawns and gardens). Immediate employment available.

About Us

Eden project is a small garden and landscaping company focused on quality customer service and organic and natural approaches to landscape management. We also operate several small scale urban farms and sell our produce right here in Calgary.

Job Responsibilities

Urban Farming Duties May Include

  • Ordering seeds and planting, including farm layout/design; assistance in crop planning
  • Weekly maintenance of urban farms (weeding, irrigation, harvesting, packaging and delivery)
  • Schedule management for planting, harvesting, deliveries, maintenance and other farm duties
  • Liasing with farm hosts, vendors, farmers markets, other farmers etc. as required
  • Expanding production (e.g. finding new land and bringing under cultivation)
  • Sales and marketing  (e.g. promoting products to local restaurants)
  • Farm Box Program management
  • Developing new initiatives and techniques such as indoor growing, new crops, new markets, soil management or production techniques.
  • Knowledge of organic urban farming, flowers, plants and vegetables, composting, sustainable/organic practices an asset.

Landscaping Duties May Include

  • Weekly lawn and garden service (mowing, weeding, shrub trimming, flower and plant maintenance)
  • Landscape and yard clean ups
  • Assistance with small to medium landscape projects (softscaping: sod, mulch, soil and plant installation).

Additional Assets (helpful but not required):

  • Under the age of 30
  • Four years of post-secondary eduation (any field)
  • Use of personal truck or other vehicle for delivering produce or transporting tools if needed (compensated at government-posted rate per km).
  • Experience in Website design or Landscape design

Please note that this program will be partially funded by the government of Canada for applicants under the age of 30 who have completed four years of post secondary education.

We offer attractive compensation rates for the right candidate who is committed to customer satisfaction. There is a lot of room to grow in the company.

Job Type: Full-time


Please send a copy of your resume to: (Attention: Adam).

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 26 2021    ID: 59615