FARM JOB: VICTORIA, BC – Belle-Isle Farm, Part-Time Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 02, 2019

Belle-Isle Farm, Victoria, Farm job
Belle-Isle Farm, in Victoria, BC, is seeking a Part-Time Farm Hand for the 2019 season!

 

About Belle-Isle Farm

Tucked away against the north side of Mount Pkols, on Cordova Bay close to Blenkinsop, Belle-Isle farm is ideally located to provide our community with fresh and naturally grown local veggies! The farm has the wonderful advantage of feeling a bit rural while being close to the city therefore reducing our environmental footprint by having close access to our selling points.

The farm is 1 acre and we use all organic practices even tough we do not have to certification. Most of the work is done by hand and with the aid of a rototiller.

We are very close to many bus routes and the Llochside bike trail!

We grow a wide array of vegetables on a 1 acre plot and distribute our veggies through to a CSA running from June to December, a farmers market and a few stores and restaurants. Everything is grown organically and with the intention of providing a diverse range of seasonal vegetables.

Belle-Isle farm is part of a farming partnership with Little Mountain Farm, together we hope to create a wider community keen on growing and eating more fresh local food!

Belle-Isle Farm, Victoria, Farm job

 

Desired Qualities

We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for food and the caring for the environment! This is a queer friendly, open and respectful work environment and we are looking for a team member who values clear communication, hard work and learning.

What we are looking for someone with:

  • Minimum 1 year experience
  • Experience working hard labour jobs
  • Values efficiency and time management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excited and passionate about farming
  • Strong communication skills
  • Eager to learn

Belle-Isle Farm, Victoria, Farm job

 

Job Tasks

  • starting seedlings
  • prepping beds (lots of wheelbarrowing and shovelling)
  • planting
  • harvesting
  • cleaning and prepping produce for sales
  • weeding for hours
  • irrigation and tool maintenance

Job Details

Term: We need an extra pair of hands 3 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from mid April to November 1st.

Hours: 22 to 24 hours a week

Wage: $14 / hour and an abundance of fresh vegetables!

To Apply

Please send Christine your resume and a short description of yourself and why you would like to work with us! Email to info@belleislefarmer.com

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org. 

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