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ORGANIC FRUIT & VEGETABLE GROWING

Position: Organic Fruit & Vegetable Gardening / Farming
Employer: Cedar Glen Organic Farm & Outdoor Centre / YMCA of Greater Toronto

Location: Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre, near Bolton/Vaughan/Schomberg, GTA, Ontario
Housing: optional on-site accommodation available
Salary: $17/hour plus optional free accommodation and meals

Nature and scope

  • YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is a 263-acre site that provides year round outdoor education and summer day camp experiences that foster personal growth and build community for guests of all ages. Cedar Glen is home to a 4 acre certified organic farm that provides fruits and vegetables to our Food Services department and a Community Supported Agriculture program.
  • The Farm Team is responsible for following the farm plan, organizing and carrying out the day-to-day tasks related to crop production while utilizing organic farming practices. The position provides the highest quality vegetables to all customers (Harvest Share members, Food Service staff, and on-site and off-site farm stand customers).

Responsibilities

  • Implement the annual farm plan by planting, transplanting, maintaining and harvesting successions of fruits vegetables on our 4-acre organic farm.
  • As a team effort, plans expected harvests and organizes distribution of actual harvests.
  • Supports farm operations and education on a regular basis based on needs of the farm.
  • Ensures that the daily operation of the farm as set by the team is carried out and recorded (i.e. tilling, planting, irrigating, weeding, harvesting, washing and to market, cleaning farm spaces and supplies)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Formal or informal training in organic agriculture, horticulture, gardening, landscaping, or a related field
  • Routinely perform hard physical labour on a regular basis
  • Flexibility to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must have a personal arrangement to commute to the farm. YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is not accessible by public transit

Please send email résumé to derek.matson@ymcagta.org

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Derek Matson
Director, Food Services
Cedar Glen YMCA Outdoor Centre

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

Salary: $16.40-$17.00 per hour

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 27 2022    ID: 65196