Position: Greenhouse and Farmers' Market Attendant
Organization: The Backyard Urban Farm Company
Location: Toronto and surrounds, Ontario
The Backyard Urban Farm Company is an award winning, family-run, organic vegetable landscaping company that designs, installs, plants and maintains edible gardens for residential and commercial clients throughout Toronto. Our mission is to ignite people’s passion for growing their own food and to help reconnect them with nature.
We are looking for inspired and inspiring, skilled, creative, energetic, committed, sociable, and self-motivated nature lovers to join us on our quest to make the world a better place, one beautiful garden at a time. If our mission excites you, and you are driven to provide excellence in every endeavor, then BUFCO is the home for you, not only for this season, but for years to come.
This is a full-time, short term contract position running from early April to mid-June with the possibility of extension.
Your primary responsibilities as the BUFCO Greenhouse Assistant and Farmers’ Market Attendant is to receive seedlings as they arrive from our grower; maintain accurate seedling inventory; keep the greenhouse clean, neat, tidy, and well organized; tend to the seedlings (watering, observation for disease and pest infestations); implement disease and pest control processes using Organic methodologies; prepare seedling trays for client plantings and for sale at Farmers’ Markets, gather and load all elements required to set up the booth at various Farmers’ Markets, sell product and represent BUFCO at Farmers’ Markets, pack up and load the vehicle at the close of the Markets, return the vehicle and off-load appropriately at BUFCO greenhouse; manage a modest float. The BUFCO greenhouse is 26’x14’ and accommodates up to 6,000 seedlings per season.
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GoodWork ID: 39033 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 18 2017