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REGENERATIVE & ORGANIC FARMING

Positions: Regenerative orchard help - starts asap!
Farm: Sweet Earth Farm
Eligibility: 30 or younger

Location: Earltown/Tatamagouche/Truro, Nova Scotia
Housing: on-farm housing may be available, if needed

CERTIFIED ORGANIC ORCHARD AND REGENERATIVE FARMING

If you are hardworking, enjoy being outdoors and are interested in organic and regenerative agriculture – we invite you to apply!

Sweet Earth Farm is a small family-owned farm with a 10-acre organic haskap orchard and mixed pastured livestock (chickens, pigs and cattle). As much as practical, we implement regenerative agriculture methods, including rotational grazing, living mulch, no-till, diverse plantings, etc. Our farm comprises about 60 acres of pasture and 130 acres of woodlot, with trails, brooks/river and beautiful scenery.

We are hiring a youth to work with us in our orchard. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and be 30 years old or younger and have a current Canadian drivers license. No exceptions. Preference will be given to those with farming experience. No smokers please.

Job Description:

  • Working in the orchard, completing tasks such as transplanting, spraying organic soil and foliar amendments, weeding, pruning, mowing, installing birdnetting and harvesting berries.
  • Making observations about plant health and vigor.
  • Minimal assistance with livestock management, including feeding, setting new fencing and moving animals.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be

  • Content to work outside for all of each day during the growing season, regardless of weather conditions.
  • Physically fit, as you will be required to move for much of the day, including squatting, reaching, bending, kneeling, lifting, etc.
  • Efficient and able to anticipate what needs to get done once you are familiar with our systems.
  • Highly motivated and willing to work hard.
  • A team player, but also content to work alone, depending upon the task.
  • Interested in growing healthy, nutritious and delicious food using regenerative and organic farming methods.

Compensation will be between $13.35 and $15/hr (based on age and experience) for approximately 35 to 40 hours per week.

There is one position available - starting asap and continuing until the end of August 26. There may be opportunity to work beyond this date, depending on your performance and interest.

To Apply:

If you are interested this position, please email a cover letter and resume to sweetearthfarm.ns@gmail.com, subject: “job application”. Feel free to describe any additional skills that you think would be an asset to our farm and specify your preferred time frame. 

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Thank you for your interest!


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 21 2022    ID: 62489