FARM JOB: DELTA, BC – Tsawwassen Farm School, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on January 29, 2019

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Tsawwassen Farm School in Delta, BC is hiring a Farm Hand for the 2019 season! 

About Tsawwassen Farm School

The Tsawwassen Farm School is a collaboration between the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) and the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS). The school program is open to anyone curious about the practice of farming to feed a growing population, in ways that restore the land and nurture Mother Earth. The Tsawwassen Farm School is a gathering place to raise awareness around human scaled, community focused, alternative food production. The farm reflects aspects of Indigenous food ways through having a traditional medicinal garden, building a smokehouse, organizing feasts on the farm and inviting knowledge keepers to share wisdom and stories with our students. The program curriculum takes place on a 20 acre certified organic farm on traditional TFN land. The farm produces mixed vegetables, fruits and raises livestock (pigs and chickens) in an ecologically sound, integrated production system on 7 of the 20 acres. The utilizes a ride-on tractor and a walk-behind tractor occasional and the produce goes to the farmers markets, a CSA, restaurants and donations to the TFN community.

Farm School Values:

  • The school fuses sustainable agriculture and traditional Indigenous food ways as tools to build community and create dialogue around land stewardship
  • Certified Organic
  • Focuses on human-scale, ecologically sound farming practices
  • Follow integrated pest management strategies

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Desired Qualities

The successful applicant for this position must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years old (funding requirement)
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent residents (funding requirement)
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada (funding requirement)
  • Be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions for long hours
  • Have the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Respectfully interact and communicate with staff, students and the public
  • Have an interest in working with a diversity of people

The following will be considered assets:

  • Have a Class 5 driver’s license
  • Be able to work some weekends
  • Have some farming experience

Job Tasks

  • Assist the Farm Manager and the team in executing the farm operation plan for the season
  • Participate in all farm operations from seed planting, to weeding, to harvesting, to selling
  • Participate in the preparation of produce going to Farmers Markets, CSA, and restaurants
  • Assist with going to Farmers Markets, doing deliveries of CSA
  • Follow the farm’s integrated pest management and certified organic growing practices
  • Assist with feeding, cleaning and moving of the farm animals on pasture – pigs and chickens
  • Participate in the events, feasts, volunteer days hosted by Tsawwassen Farm School
  • Assist the Practicum Instructor on field work days with the students when needed
  • Perform farm tasks with the use of farm tools and machinery as needed
  • Be knowledgeable in the farm school program and farm products to help with promotion and answering of customer inquiries

Detailed job description on website: http://www.kpu.ca/sites/default/files/TFS%20Farm%20Hand.pdf

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Job Details

Term: May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019 – end date negotiable

Wage: $15-17/hour depending on experience, plus vegetables

Hours: 40 hours/week

To Apply

Resume and a brief write up of why they want to work with us to caroline.chiu@kpu.ca.

Learn More About Tsawwassen Farm School

Websitewww.kpu.ca/tfnfarm

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TsawwassenFarmSchool

Instagram: @tsawwassen_farm_school

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