Capital Greens Urban Farm in Ottawa, ON is seeking a Farm Worker for the 2020 season!
ABOUT Capital Greens Urban Farm
Capital Greens is a small-scale, diversified organic vegetable farm located at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa, Ontario. We grow a mix of veggies – with an emphasis on salad ingredients – that we sell at the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market, to several grocery stores, at the Just Food Farmstand, and through a brand new customizable CSA home delivery program. We believe strongly in organic principles and strive to improve the fertility and biological activity in our soil by employing ecological, minimum-tillage growing techniques.
Soil health is the key to producing healthy crops and nutrient-dense veggies. We never apply chemicals or pesticides on our farm, creating conditions for a vibrant, healthy, living soil. We improve our soil health each year by adding rich organic compost, planting crops densely to minimize bare soil, using minimal tillage techniques, and incorporating cover crops into our cropping system.
There is room for career development with Capital Greens. Ideally we are looking for people who would be interested in working multiple seasons with us, and taking on more responsibility and managing a small crew as the business grows.
- motivation to work hard and help to improve efficiency on the farm
- attention to detail
- good work ethic and integrity
- physically fit and able to work in any weather conditions
- enthusiasm and a positive attitude
- good communication and customer service skills
- driver’s licence
- previous work experience on a farm is an asset
- owning a vehicle is an asset
- bilingualism is an asset
Team members will help grow and sell an array of high quality vegetables and herbs using organic, minimum-tillage methods. Employees will participate in all aspects of commercial vegetable production, including:
Harvest: harvesting, washing and packaging produce
Nursery: preparing growing media, seeding, potting up, and general seedling care
Field work: bed preparation, seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, pest monitoring/control, property maintenance, infrastructure improvements
Admin: record keeping
Term: Late April to late October. (Exact dates tbd).
Hours per week: We are looking to add 2 part-time people or 1 full-time person to the team. Total ~35 hours per week.
Wage: Starting wage is based on experience, $14 to $18 per hour.
Please fill out an application form at https://www.capitalgreens.ca/application.
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