FARM JOB: Agassiz, BC – Earthwise Society, Environmental Farm Projects Coordinator

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on July 07, 2023

Earthwise Society in Agassiz, BC is seeking an Environmental Farm Projects Coordinator!

ABOUT Earthwise Society

Our beautiful property in Agassiz, BC encompasses 58 acres of diverse ecosystems including the Miami River, restored riparian wetlands, old-growth forests, an ecological demonstration garden, and our 1.5-acre certified organic teaching farm. This year, we will be expanding our farm to over 2 acres. The Earthwise Agassiz Farm models small-scale sustainable agriculture in the context of habitat conservation and demonstrates the productivity and environmental values of agricultural land at the urban-rural boundary.

Our farm models small-scale sustainable agriculture serving urban edge communities where we work to re-establish connection between food and where it comes from. We provide employment and learning opportunities to help cultivate a new generation of farmers. Our produce is sold to the local community through farm gate sales and Community Supported Agriculture, and the surplus is donated to local food security initiatives. We produce a wide variety of vegetables and small fruits, including some unique heirloom varieties. We use small-scale machinery in keeping with the size of our farm, mainly hand tools and a walk-behind tractor.

Earthwise Society is a charitable, non-profit organization operating in Delta and Agassiz BC. We have been a recognized leader in ecological land use, education, and sustainability initiatives in the Lower Mainland for almost 40 years. Our mandate is to support the creation of sustainable communities by engaging individuals to work together for social, economic, and environmental well-being. Our programs are intergenerational, multicultural and inclusive. Our services reflect our belief that change is possible and that through working together with others we can create healthy and resilient communities.

Earthwise Society operates the Boundary Bay Earthwise Garden and certified organic Earthwise Farms in Tsawwassen and Agassiz, BC. These beautiful and unique facilities model sustainable practices and provide opportunities for active learning and stewardship. The Earthwise Farms put the community in touch with food, where it comes from, how it grows, and the ecological costs of getting it to our tables, and encourage young farmers to learn about emerging methods to ensure productivity in small-scale farms serving urban markets.


  • Completion of a post-secondary program related to environmental sciences, agriculture, habitat restoration, horticulture, or a similar field
  • Strong horticultural knowledge including native plants; experience with farming
    an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with habitat restoration initiatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; experience with community
    outreach and environmental education
  • Be self-motivated, and flexible; work well independently and in a team environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability to work effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers


  • Assist with organic farming operations, including field preparation, planting, maintenance, irrigation, composting, harvesting, and assisting with our CSA program and Farm Store
  • Recruit and engage community volunteers for on-site stewardship, farming, and horticulture projects; provide training and supervision, lead teams, and ensure that safety protocols are followed
  • Oversee development of the ecological demonstration garden as a public educational resource, ensure plantings are healthy and gardens are maintained
  • Coordinate ongoing habitat stewardship initiatives including trail development, maintenance, and habitat restoration
  • Coordinate implementation of a comprehensive community education program focused on water-conserving landscapes
  • Implement a demonstration rain garden and other water conservation strategies
  • In consultation with technical advisors, conduct species monitoring for riparian and wetland restoration sites at Earthwise
  • Liaise with the community and implement outreach activities including community presentations and special events; assist with marketing activities
  • Plan and deliver on-site educational programs for children and adults
  • Assist with construction projects such as sign installation, fencing, and building repair
  • Be responsible for safe tool and equipment use and maintenance and ensure that storage areas are tidy
  • Maintain records of on-site activities, obtain and retain receipts for all inputs and expenses
  • Other duties as assigned


Term: Aug 15- Feb 15. The position may be extended based on the availability of funding and a successful performance review.

Hours per week: 35 hrs/week

Wage: $20/ hr

If required, accommodation is available at the site.


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