FARM AND GARDEN ASSISTANTS REQUIRED AT STRATHMERE:
Strathmere is looking for full-time or part time support staff for its fruit and vegetable farming operations and extensive ornamental gardens. Strathmere is a country estate in Rural South Ottawa hosting weddings, conferences, events and a spa with restaurant.
Since 2004, Strathmere has been developing a fruit and vegetable farm to supply its banqueting kitchens with fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and honey. Currently, there are about 2 acres of fruits, vegetables, and flowers as well as a 1500 sq ft greenhouse and 8 beehives. In addition, we have numerous perennial flower gardens and landscapes throughout the 30 acre property. The farm and gardens are not certified organic, but are managed primarily in accordance with organic standards, with an emphasis on improving soil, diversity and managing the landscape as an ecosystem.
Strathmere farm and garden assistants will operate under management of its lead grower, Colin Lundy.
This position starts in July (ASAP) and will ideally run until approximately the end of October, or into November, depending on fall weather. However, we would be open to hire students available only until school year begins. While this is a seasonal position, we would welcome applicants interested in returning year after year for full season work, offering an opportunity to develop and hone farming, gardening, and landscaping skills.
Full time hours are Monday to Friday, predominantly 8am to 4pm with about 1 hour for lunch.
Candidates should be:
Tasks include: Seeding, bed preparation, garden building/renovating, transplanting, irrigating, weeding, mulching, pest management, harvesting, pruning, shrub and tree care, grass cutting, seed saving, composting, processing/packing, using and caring for tools/equipment, record keeping, among other tasks associated with fruit and vegetable farming and flower gardening. Other possible tasks include beehive management and operating a small tractor (based on interest and assessment).
In return, Strathmere's lead growers will provide:
In addition, Strathmere will provide:
To apply, please email a resume, including cover letter and contact info for two references, to:
Please put “Attn: Colin Lundy - application for gardens employment” in the subject line of your email.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 18 2022 ID: 65126