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Hiring: Community Farm and Engagement Coordinator
Organization: Earthwise Society

Location: Agassiz, Lower Mainland BC
Housing: Accommodation may be available on site.

Earthwise Society is a not-for-profit environmental education organization with demonstration projects for sustainable land use in Tsawwassen and Agassiz BC. We have an exciting opportunity at our Agassiz location for a food security project coordinator to lead the start-up of a community farm to help people grow their own food and share surplus with others. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Coordinator will be responsible for the following:


Food Security

  • Assist with the establishment of the Agassiz Harrison Food Coalition (AHFC)
  • Coordinate monthly meetings, take minutes, send out agendas
  • Liaise with member agencies and network with local community to increase agency participation
  • Work with AHFC agencies to set up pilot Harvest Box program

Community Farm

  • Coordinate implementation of ½ acre community growing and sharing farm
  • Recruit and engage community gardeners, provide support, ensure safety and organic protocols are followed
  • As part of a team, carry out farming tasks including bed prep, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting
  • Assist with implementing strategies to extend the growing season through crop selection, storage, and winter farming techniques
  • Ensure that the site is maintained as a destination learning resource to be clean, safe, and attractive to visitors
  • Be responsible for safe tool and equipment use and maintenance and ensure that storage areas are tidy

Community Engagement

  • Recruit and engage local volunteers, build a strong local volunteer base
  • Assist with program promotion, attend networking and community events
  • Assist with marketing and sales initiatives including agritourism, CSA, direct sales and farm store; record sales and prepare documentation
  • Implement special events on site to raise awareness, build support, and grow participation
  • Initiate a field to table workshop series including:
    • food growing month by month
    • extending the harvest year round
    • preparing and preserving food, reducing food costs
  • Deliver hands-on programs for children and school groups
  • Track and record visits/participation, feedback and deliverables; report to funders
  • Other duties as required


  • Post-secondary education in land and food systems, or environmental field,
  • At least one years’ related experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Familiarity with growing food, farming or organic gardening
  • Experience with the delivery of environmental education programs an asset
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, and work well independently and as part of a team
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather


This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week, from June 1 through Nov 30 and may be extended or renewed. The pay rate will range from $22-$24/hr depending on experience and qualifications. Weekend work will be required. The position is located in Agassiz, BC. Accommodation may be available on site.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 24 2023    ID: 68276