2015 Field Team

2015 Field Team

Background

The Sharing Farm is a non-profit community organization that grows vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working farm interns for May – August 2016.

 

The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within a framework of food justice and food security in the region. The four acre farm is situated within Richmond’s Terra Nova Rural Park.

Interns will have access to many different skill sets, including greenhouse cultivation, beekeeping, market gardening, composting, farm machinery use, and more. Interns will gain valuable skills in multiple aspects of organic farming, as well as running a farmers’ market stand and a community-supported
agriculture (CSA) program.

The Sharing Farm is located at the west end of Westminster Highway, alongside the West Dyke, in Richmond BC. It is accessible by bus, skytrain, car, or bicycle. It is about a ten minute walk from the nearest bus stop.

For more information about the Sharing Farm please visit

www.sharingfarm.ca

 Duties and Responsibilities:
-Assist with field preparation, field maintenance, crop
development, crop harvest, and post harvest handling
-Keep records and a farm journal
-Work alongside and help supervise volunteers
-Assist with educational programs, tours, special events and fund-
raising activities
-Assist with the transportation and distribution of vegetables
-Keep farm and storage areas organized and tidy
-Assist running a CSA program
-Report to the Field Manager.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Service Canada):

— currently a full-time student who will be returning to college or
university in the fall of 2016
— 18-30 years of age
— Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Qualifications:

— Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well
independently and in a team environment
— Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of
— Be available on weekends
— Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-
— Strong record-keeping ability
— Valid driver’s license
— Ability to operate and maintain tools and equipment
— (preferably) Have farming or gardening experience
— The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in organic
farming and an interest in continuing in this field.

Salary: $12 per hour + benefits
35 hour work week, must be available weekends.
Approx. 14 weeks depending on final HRDC Canada Summer

Jobs approval of grant application.

Application deadline: April 18, 2016

Please submit resume and a cover letter to:

Farm Administrator: Leslie Williams   leslie@sharingfarm.ca

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