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Hiring: Lead Grower
Organization: The Brew Creek Centre

Location: Brew Creek Centre, near Whistler, BC
Housing: seasonal on-farm accommodation available

Full-time Seasonal position
May – October 31, 2024

The Brew Creek Farm is located in one of the most pristinely beautiful areas of the coastal mountain range of Canada. The property is situated on 20 acres of land, a secluded sanctuary in an intimate, exclusive forest setting, just 15 minutes from Whistler, yet miles away from it all. The Brew Creek Centre also hosts a high-end hospitality destination for self-catered private organizations, corporate groups, and wellness gatherings. Historically we operated with an onsite farm-to-table restaurant, now instead transitioning into Whistler's first year-round organic production farm offering our high-quality rare garden specialties to local restaurants in the surrounding area. This is going to be an extra busy season of growth and expansion on the farm as we are also gearing up this season to offer CSA boxes to the community.

Inspired by modern farming techniques and alternative agricultural practices. Our produce is carefully cultivated using the most up to date regenerative practices with an emphasis on energy efficiency, nutrient density, taste, and year round production. We harvest from approximately three acres. Below is an overview of what our operation looks like.

  • Aquaculture / Aquaponics – a 1400 sq ft state of the art aquaponic facility which houses our family of 300 goldfish and coy. This facility was built and designed by team members on site and has been steadily generating 40lbs of lettuce a week on top of a variety of other delicious herbs and speciality crops such as ginger root and lemon grass
  • Indoor Tropical Geodesic Dome – We have two geodesic domes – one for flowering crops and one strictly for edibles. Picture an indoor secret jungle of tangled fruit vines, tomato trellises' running 10 feet tall, as well as lush perennials such as papaya trees fruiting all year round.
  • Brand new to our operation are two commercial greenhouses (4000ft2 each) generating a year-round production of seasonal crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, Lettuce and Baby Mixed Greens
  • MicroGreen production – up to 30 living trays a week for local up scale restaurants to add to salad mixes and beautiful garnishes
  • Vermicomposting – onsite we house a worm haven, decomposing our scraps and providing us with 50lbs of gold (worm castings) a week which we spread onto our fields and in our indoor beds with delight, adding a microbial boost of life into all of our systems!
  • Beneficial Insects – we are not afraid of bugs on this farm and we do our best to work with them instead of against them. With many climate controlled indoor growing spaces we will often introduce beneficial bugs to keep all of our crops healthy happy and protected.
  • 2 acres of outdoor vegetable production on beautiful rich native clay soil
  • Herb production
  • Flower Farm and Perennial Flower beds
  • Mobile Chicken Tractor

About the Job:

We are currently looking to fill the Lead Grower position for our Market Farm & Greenhouse operation!

We are looking for 1 full-time member with experience looking to further their knowledge and take on the responsibility to assist in the management of daily operations with our brand new addition of 8000ft2 indoor growing spaces and 2 acre market garden. Reporting to the Farm Manager, The right candidate should hold a flexible and diverse skillset and have an interest to learn and be involved in all areas of the farm operation

Seasonal on-farm accommodation is available. Due to our remote location a Class 5 drivers licence and vehicle is recommended.

Negotiated pay based on experience. A full season commitment (May-October 31) is preferred. Potential to move into a year-round position, but not guaranteed at this time. Most importantly, we require people who are strong in mind, body, spirit and who are able to work independently.

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Interest in organic agriculture and passionate about sustainable and local food systems
  • Self starter with strong initiative and problem solving skills
  • Minimum 1-year greenhouse related experience
  • Experience working with climate controlled greenhouses, soil food web/regenerative agriculture, Integrated Pest Management, and record keeping in a farm environment will be considered an asset
  • Ability to work quickly with meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to perform physical labour with basic knowledge of tools and garden machinery
  • Active participation of planting, pruning, fertilizing and harvesting is a key component of this position
  • Fun and easy going personality — There are seven others living and working on site — all with our own unique set of skills and interests. We all reside in our own beautiful staff housing, which provides a good amount of independence and private space. That being said we do get together for team meetings and community dinners on a regular basis and it is important that everyone here is on the same page and that we are all working towards the same goals

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 1 2024    ID: 70126