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ORGANIC FARMING

Position: Agriculturalist
Organization: Fronterra Farm
Location: Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Housing: possible on-site accom. available

Fronterra (http://www.fronterra.ca) is a farm-brewery that offers high-end tourist accommodations in luxurious prospector tents. Fronterra promotes a reconnection to simplicity, self-sufficiency and sustainability by connecting guests to food while transferring related skills that have a positive impact on the environment. Our vision is to foster a shift toward healthy, sustainable lifestyles and promote the understanding of our connection to the diversity of the natural world that sustains us.

Fronterra cultivates organic malting barley and hops for beer production as well as an important permaculture heirloom vegetable and herb garden for the enjoyment of tourists. With a strong emphasis on education and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices, the agriculturalist position will entail the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plant, maintain, inspect and harvest crops. These tasks will entail the supervision of a team of workers who will assist with the planting and weeding of the hopyard and garden.
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Care for our livestock (poultry and sheep).
  • Plan, plant and maintain a food forest.
  • Assist with the building and mending of fences and farm buildings around the property.
  • Lead various projects related to the promotion of farming practices to the public such as hands-on workshops & guided tours of our agricultural facilities.

Fronterra is looking for a passionate, creative and hard working candidate with an education in agriculture, an understanding of global food system issues and an interest for local farming practices, social responsibility and community health. It is expected that the candidate will have applied professional skills and knowledge of historic and contemporary farm practices, such as crop planning and rotation, composting and livestock management. Experience using farm equipment such as a tractor, tiller, irrigation system, chain saw, etc. is required along with basic building skills. Previous experience supervising staff and managing projects is an asset.

Salary: $17-$20/hour based on previous experience and qualifications. Possible accommodations available on the farm for the summer.

To apply:

Please send you cover letter and résumé by email to Inge Alberts:
inge@fronterra.ca

We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 4 2019    ID: 52862