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Position: Organic Farmer - Lead Farm Hand
Type: full-time, 6-9 months, age 30 & under (see below)
Organization: Clearwater Farms, a division of the Ontario Water Centre
Location: Georgina, York Region / Lake Simcoe, Ontario
Housing: opportunity to live in community at ClearWater Farm in “tiny houses”

ClearWater Farm (CWF) is a social enterprise that uses sustainable and organic growing methodologies on farm sites around the shores of Lake Simcoe in rural communities one hour from Toronto. CWF is the flagship project of the Ontario Water Centre that promotes understanding of, and connection to, nature among kids and their families.

In order to qualify for this position, the applicant must be between a graduate of a post-secondary program, 30 years old or younger, and eligible to work in Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting our Lead Organic Farmer with whatever is needed to manage the farm
  • Working in our 4 heated greenhouses and our 1 acre field to produce high quality fruit, vegetable and herbs for our basket program
  • Planting, weeding, composting, watering, harvesting, preparing produce for market, and other assorted farming activities
  • Machinery work, including potentially using our tractor and rototiller
  • Volunteer recruitment, scheduling, and coordination
  • Delivering produce as needed.
  • Caring for our chickens - watering, cleaning coop, etc.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of growing vegetables, fruit, and herbs in Southern Ontario
  • Basic organic farming methodology: crop rotations, use of organic matter, cover cropping, mulching, etc.
  • Ability to perform physical labour day-after-day regardless of weather conditions
  • Ability to use a tractor and/or rototiller
  • Experience working in greenhouses is a plus.
  • Handyperson skills, building skills, and mechanical skills are a plus


Minimum 1 year farming experience in Southern Ontario

  • Graduate of a post-secondary program
  • 30 years of age or under
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Opportunity to live in community at ClearWater Farm in Georgina in “tiny houses”

Deadline: April 6, 2018
Start Date: May 1, 2018
Hours: 40 per week

Salary: $2,800-$3,500/month, for 6-9 months

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GoodWork ID: 44607       Date posted to Mar 12 2018