4 Elements Farm in Oyama, BC is seeking a Market Garden Farm Hand!
ABOUT 4 Elements Farm
4 Elements Farm is a 15 acre certified organic farm located in Oyama, BC. Situated between two lakes, and backing onto a wetland, our climate is favorable to all types of crops. Currently we produce a variety of vegetables, for local farmers markets. We use a variety of tractors and implements, both tractor and hand, for weeding, harvesting and planting. We currently have approximately 3 acres in cultivation and are in the process of establishing some perennial crops, asparagus and a fruit/nut permaculture orchard. We are a small family operation committed to sustainable farming practices and enjoy an active lifestyle, often swimming, paddling, or biking after the work day is done.
We have been organic farming for 13 years, in 2 different locations. We strive to create balance between our farming practices, and the surrounding environment. Leaving large buffer zones and places for wildlife to inhabit. We practice minimal tillage using a vertical tillage power harrow to incorporate crops, use netting and vegetative barriers to prevent insect damage, cover crops and chicken tractors for pest control and fertilization. We are always working toward an optimal efficiently, utilizing our time and physical efforts in the most economical way.
Looking for someone who enjoys being outside, and putting their hand in the earth. Must be physically fit, able to sit, stand and squat. Lift about 25lbs. Ability to visualize patterns and have a good numbers sense is an asset. Above all, must be keen to learn, and have a positive attitude.
Job activities include a variety of tasks including; transplanting, seeding, mechanical weeding with wheel hoes, hand weeding, harvesting, hand picking, and washing and processing. Optional to help with sales at farmers’ markets. Work is variable depending on the season, and there is an opportunity to work in many aspects of the farm. Tasks are sometimes performed alone, but most often we work in groups or pairs.
Term: starting April/may 2021 through to October 2021. Seasonal position with the option to return in following year.
Hours per week: 20-25 hrs per week to start increasing up the 35 in the summer months. Some flexibility with working days and times. as well as time off.
Wage: $16/ hr starting. Includes access to organic veggies and piles of knowledge around organic farming.
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