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Position: Vertical Farming Apprentice
Organization: Living Earth Farm
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Living Earth Farm is an innovative indoor farm that specializes in year-round organic microgreens and baby greens production.

The farm is located in the north end of Toronto, is TTC accessible and focuses on producing food that is sustainable for the environment, delicious and nutritious. Living Earth Farm is proud to be the first certified organic vertical farm in Ontario, leading the path for future innovation in the field. The farm is automated with easy to use equipment and farmer focused software.

We uses a unique combination of traditional organic farming practices with cutting edge technological advancements that creates a perfect plant environment year-round.

We’re growing again and looking for a passionate, dedicated individual to join our team and contribute to our farm’s community and growth.


As a key member of our growing team you will be leading the maintenance of the farm. You will also be responsible for supporting the general operations in a fast-paced environment including soil mixing, planting, watering, harvesting, and packing. This position requires attention to detail and physical stamina. Alongside the team, you will also be ensuring that our produce is harvested, sorted and packed to the extremely high-quality standards that our customers expect.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Maintaining farm equipment and ensuring the farm is working to its optimal capacity
  • Following instructions carefully and accurately
  • Maintaining the highest quality standard during harvesting and packaging (our customers expect the absolute best!)
  • Adding to our farms community values by fostering an efficient and fun work environment


This position will start part time with the potential to transition to full time hours and adjustment of responsibilities as early as spring 2022

The part time schedule is:

  • Mondays: Harvest/packing day working with the whole LEF team and soil preparation for the week
  • Thursdays: Harvest/packing day working with the whole LEF team and farm maintenance
  • Other days: Maintenance tasks will be performed on an as needed basis. Covering for other staff will be scheduled in advance and some weekend days may be required throughout the year


  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license (G2 or full G) is an asset

Required experience:

  • Training will be provided


$16 to $19 per hour based on experience and ability

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Nov 9 2021    ID: 61851