FARM JOB: Duncan, BC – Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm, Farm Worker/Intern

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 25, 2022

Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm in Duncan, British Columbia is seeking a Farm Worker/Intern!

ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm

Boots ‘n’ Roots farm grows over 25 different veggie and herb crops, and concentrates on doing a lot of fall/winter farming, as we have 3 large commercial greenhouses to grow in over the winter. We rarely use large machinery, as we work on being as gentle on the land as possible – we are a regenerative farm, not just sustainable. We sell our product at the Duncan Farmers’ Market each week, plus two local online forums, and a small CSA ‘You Choose’ model.

We are non-certified, but practice organic/natural farming techniques. We grow all our crops in raised ‘lasagne’ beds, practice no-till, and work really hard at building the health of our soils with the use of compost, Effective Micro-organisms, comfrey tea and more.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Participant needs to be in good physical health, have a good eye for detail, and be willing to work hard. We also have dogs on the farm so would like to have folks who are happy to get visited by four legged friends.

JOB TASKS

Weeding and prepping beds for fall planting, harvesting 3 times a week, caring for chickens and ducks, keeping our processing area clean and tidy, some tractor work (picking up manure from neighbours), also working on various projects- including expanding our field and greenhouse areas.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date is as soon as possible. Position is open until the end of Oct, or later if the weather stays mild. We start up again in March, and the position will be open for all next season for the right applicant.

Hours per week: Work is currently 24-30 hours/week, plus additional hours for an interested party (working for my landlords, doing property maintenance) Hours may increase into the fall.

Wage: $16/hour, or negotiable if the candidate comes with experience.

Accommodation: There is no accommodation on the farm.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter to bootsnrootsfarm@gmail.com. And if you are in the area, come by and introduce yourself!

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Boots ‘n’ Roots Permaculture Farm

Website: www.bootsnrootsfarm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bootsnrootsfarm

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