FILLED – FARM JOB: Saanichton, BC – Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics, Farm Hand/Seed Production Assistant

Posted by JoHana Harcourt on May 21, 2024

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Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics in Saanichton, BC is seeking a Farm Hand/Seed Production Assistant.

ABOUT Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics

This position is located at Northbrook Farm in the Mt Newton Valley near Victoria and is part of an exciting project within Saanich Organics. As seed production assistant, you will be involved in all aspects of growing, rogueing, harvesting, cleaning, germination testing, and packing our open-pollinated seed for our seed business, Seeds of the Revolution!

There are also fresh crops to plant, tend, and harvest, namely salad greens and strawberries. Our methods include lots of bed prep wheelbarrowing compost and manure, rototilling, hoeing, troubleshooting, working with drip irrigation, cover cropping for winter, and generally aiming to improve soil health along the way! Saanich Organics has a 250 member CSA, wholesales to restaurants, supplies 3 farmers markets and 2 busy farm stands.

We are long-time certified organic growers and have mentored many new farmers in our community.


Our team at Saanich Organics is a hard-working, communicative, fun-loving, inclusive, and community oriented group and we welcome more of the same:) We are seeking an energetic, hard-working, fit, and reliable person who is a fast learner and is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture! Attention to detail is especially important when it comes to seed growing. Must be a good listener and ready to work in all kinds of weather, alone as well as with others.


Tasks include seeding, weeding, wheelbarrowing and bed prep, rototilling, weed whacking, lots of harvesting strawberries, harvesting salad greens, irrigating, harvesting seed crops in the Fall and cleaning seed with machines especially built for the purpose!


Term:  Mid-April till October 31. Hours may be available earlier planting strawberries, depending on when the ground dries. Possibility for a few more hours in November processing and testing seeds.

Hours per week: 32 hours (4 days) a week with the possibility to pick up an additional day driving deliveries. Piece-work blueberry picking also available outside scheduled hours.

Wage: $18/hr and access to staff food bins (produce from all our farms)


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LEARN MORE ABOUT Seeds of the Revolution! at Saanich Organics

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