*** This position is now filled! For other farm apprenticeship opportunities, please see our farm job blog. *** 10 Acres Farm is seeking one highly motivated, positive, hardy apprentice to help our farm team with all aspects of field-to-table food raising on this unique restaurant-owned, transitional to organic farm. The Farm A 10 acre mixed veggie-fruit-livestock farm located on the Saanich peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC. The small orchard includes plums, cherries, quinces, figs, persimmons, lemons, limes, apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, and apricots. There are also table grapes, black currants, blueberries, marionberries, loganberries, kiwis, strawberries and raspberries. The livestock plan for … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIP: Saanich, BC – 10 Acres Farm – POSITION FILLED!
We are looking for reliable, organized people for our commercial division admin and our box coordinator positions. For the right applicant, these positions could be combined, and would then be roughly 25-30 hrs/week in peak season. Commercial Division Administration You will be the “face” of Saanich Organics for all our commercial customers (40+ restaurants and grocers in the Victoria area). This position is responsible for compiling all farm offerings on a twice-weekly basis, and then communicating with chefs and grocers to sell the produce (as well as planning which produce will go in the box program), and finally re-organizing the sales … Continue reading JOB: Saanich, BC – Administrator & Box Program Coordinator, Saanich Organics
Interested in novel ways to manage water on your farm? Keyline design has been shown to help farmers slow, sink, spread and store more water on their farms. Come and see this principle in action at one of two free public field days: Saanich Peninsula – Oct. 18 – Raven Hill Farm – 2:00-4:30PM Salt Spring Island – Oct. 20th – Bullock Lake Farm – 1:30-4:00PM Find out more about the workshops here. This year we will also be prepping pasture for tree-planting. We will be installing tree planting mounds on keyline layout using a rotovator and bedformer for the planting of a … Continue reading Oct 18 & 20: SAANICH, SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – Free Public Keyline Design Field Days
Overview Established in 2008, the Farmlands Trust (Greater Victoria) Society [FLT Society] is a charitable not-for- profit society interested in preserving farmland and protecting local food security in Greater Victoria. The FLT Society’s mission is to enhance farming capacity in the Greater Victoria area by protecting local farmland, protecting eco-sensitive and culturally special areas, producing food for those in need, providing relevant educational opportunities, promoting the economic viability of farmland, and providing community access and public awareness programs. Through our work, the FLT Society liaises with a diverse community: Greater Victoria farming community; First Nations communities in Greater Victoria; Government … Continue reading REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Farm Management Services – Farmlands Trust Society, Stanch – CLOSED
Join the Farm Land Trust Society (Greater Victoria) for a planting work party at the historic Newman Farm in Central Saanich from 10:00 am—1:00 pm. When: Saturday May 28, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM Where: 8073 Old V&S Rd, Central Saanich, BC (map) Feel like getting your hands in the dirt for a great cause? Come volunteer for the day and assist with planting a variety of squash and root vegetables on the farm. Produce grown at Newman Farm will be donated to Our Place Society as part of our “field to plate” initiative for those in need in the Greater Victoria area. Be ready for digging, planting seeds, … Continue reading FARM EVENT: Saanich, BC – Planting Party at Newman Farm with Farm Land Trust
Ruby Red Farms is hiring staff for its blueberry packing line. Work includes inspection of berries, packing of pint blueberries and packing of bulk berries in 5 and 10 pound boxes. This job requires a sustained effort of repetitive tasks. The environment is friendly and sociable. The packing house runs up to 7 days a week. Both full and part time positions are available. Preference is given to candidates looking for full time work for 6 or 7 days per week. Part time staff must commit to working a full shift for specific days of the week. Work day will … Continue reading FARM JOB: Blueberry Packing, Ruby Red Farms, North Saanich, BC