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Position: Farm Program Assistant
Organization: Earthwise Society
Location: Delta, Greater Vancouver BC

Earthwise Society has been a leader in community-based environmental education for over 30 years. The Society operates a demonstration garden of sustainable landscape practices and an organic teaching farm in South Delta.

Earthwise has an excellent part time employment opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about and building their skills in small scale organic farming.

Reporting to the Farm Program Coordinator, the Farm Program Assistant will help maintain the Earthwise farm and garden and assist with community-based food programs. This job would be a great opportunity for a student looking for part time work this fall.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with field preparation and maintenance
  • As part of a team, participate in crop harvesting and post harvest handling
  • Take part in plant propagation activities
  • Help to bring new planting areas into cultivation
  • Assist with farm programs, including food security and educational activities
  • Keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
  • Assist with marketing activities including CSA, farmer’s markets, and farm store

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience and/or education in farming, gardening, or environmental fields.
  • Physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Knowledge of composting and organic practices an asset
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers

This is a part-time position for 10 weeks beginning August 20 through October 27, 2019, to be paid at $15/hour. Hours are flexible. Weekend work will be required

If interested please submit a cover letter and resume to:
pfleming@earthwisesociety.bc.ca

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 2 2019    ID: 54361