FARM JOB: CEDAR, BC – Empress Acres, Agriculture Worker

Posted by Michalina Hunter on April 19, 2021

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Empress Acres in Cedar on Vancouver Island, BC is seeking an Agriculture Worker for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Empress Acres

Empress Acres is a 69 acre farm in Cedar BC. We currently have planted 14 acres of Empress Splendour trees which is a source of sustainable lumber and carbon draw-down, 1 acre of Noble Fir trees for cut and live Christmas trees, .25 acres of snow peas, pickling cucumbers, dill and beans. We also have a 7 acre hay field and an 18 acre barley field which we are changing to food crops. Machinery we use includes a tractor with a disker, tiller, field cutter, seed spreader, mower, various wagons and water totes. We are in Year 1 of a 5 year farming plan for this farm.

Empress Acres has 62 acres of unused or under-used farmland. We have a 5 year farming plan to improve the soil conditions and grow and produce food on this land for local consumption. We are in year 1 of that plan. Empress Acres uses organic and ecologically responsible and sustainable farming practices for current and future crop production. Empress Acres is not a certified organic farm yet.

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DESIRED QUALITIES

We are looking for a student in agriculture or related field or a person with several years of relevant farming experience. This person thrives in establishing a local food source and working as part of a team to implement year 1 of a 5 year farming plan under the direction of the farm manager. This person values safe working practices.

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JOB TASKS

This person will work under the direction of the farm manager to carry out a weekly plan for cultivating acreage including improving soil conditions, establishing irrigation, establishing various summer, fall and perennial crops, watering, keeping records, weeding and harvesting.

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JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date is ASAP, term to be discussed

Hours per week: 40 hours

Wage: $17.00 per hour

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to marlene@empressacres.ca

Deadline to apply: April 28, 2021

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Empress Acres

Website: empressacres.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/www.empressacres.ca
Instagram: instagram.com/empressacres

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