Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th
Role: Urban Farming Learning Program Volunteer
Type: part-time volunteer
Organization: Farmers on 57th
Location: Vancouver BC
The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2019 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment.
Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land, 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The market garden grows beautiful organic flowers and veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We operate on the grounds of George Pearson Centre, home to 100+ people living with disabilities. There are a number of community related projects run on site that volunteers will have exposure to.
Volunteers commit to work with us 6-12 hours each week, from March until the end of October, with time off for vacation. The more time you spend working with us in the garden the more you get out of the learning experience. Our field work days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am-3pm. You must be available for at least one 6 hour shift per week to participate in the urban farming learning program.
We are looking for 6-8 people with strong self initiative who enjoy a mix of team and independent work and also understand that they play a pivotal role in building community in the garden. You must be physically sound and comfortable with manual work in all kinds of weather. We work rain or shine. You will receive a weekly portion of the “farmer’s take” of seasonal vegetables as well as the satisfaction of learning to farm every step of the season from bed preparation, seeding, crop maintenance and harvest all the way to distribution via our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Harvest Box program.
Skills and Requirements:
Skills and experience you will gain from volunteering with us this summer:
For more information about our urban farm visit http://www.farmerson57th.ca.
Application deadline: February 27th, 2019
To apply: Please fill out the online application form (preferred), or submit your application to Karen at karen farmerson57th.ca* with answers to the following questions, your name & phone number:
Only applicants that provide all the above requested information will be considered. Successful applicants will be invited to a group interview/ orientation session that will be held March 8th, 10th, 11th or 12th, 9am-3pm.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 10 2019 ID: 51135