FARM JOB: Victoria, BC – Belle-Isle Farm, Part-time Farm Hand/Collaborator!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2021

Belle-Isle Farm in Victoria, BC is seeking a Part-time Farm Hand or farming collaborator!

ABOUT Belle-Isle Farm

Belle-Isle Farm is a 1 acre market garden tucked against the North Side of Mount PKOLS.
We grow a wide seasonal variety of fruits and vegetables, using all organic inputs and practices (but without a certification).
The majority of our produce grown goes to our veggie box program (CSA), with the rest being sold at the Esquimalt Farmers Market and some local grocery stores.
The majority of the farm work is done with hand tools and with the help of a rototiller and weedwacker.

Over the years, this wonderful little farm project has been tended to with great care and a lot of love by many farmers. With small-scale organic farming practices, we aim to reduce environmental costs of food and cultivate a rich and thriving ecosystem to nurture all living organisms on the farm. Through the passion of all involved over the years, the farm has fostered a special community that continues to grow today.

We are committed to being a queer farm and continuously working towards creating space in agriculture for queer and trans bodies to exist.

We also want to acknowledge the role of colonial agriculture in the active colonization of these unceded Lekwungen territories, and in particular our position as settlers farming on the land of the W̱SÁNEĆ people. As settlers on these lands, we are in the process of learning how we can grow and tend to this garden while trying to figure out how to decolonize farming.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We deeply value non-hierarchical work structures, self motivation, as well as kind and clear communication.
We are a small and mighty team of farmers looking for another motivated person to join us.

The ideal candidate would have a couple of farming season under their belts.
We are looking for someone who has a lot of energy and passion, knows what farming is like and what they are getting into.

There is also a possibility for farming partnerships and/or longer term farming collaborations for the right candidate.

JOB TASKS

Daily farm tasks include:

  1. Field preparation, planting, watering
  2. Harvesting, bunching, cleaning produce
  3. Organizing vegetables for delivery and market
  4. Fixing infrastructure such as the irrigation system, the fence, and bean trellis.
  5. General maintenance of crops such as pruning and tying tomatoes, fertilizing hot houses, and covering brassicas with remay.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date April 13th 2021 until the end of October 2021.

I am looking for someone 2 days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from early to mid April until the end of October.

Hours per week: 16 hours / week. Tuesday and Wednesday 8 hour days.

Wage: $15.50/ hours. No paid lunch. Plus a full CSA share (22 weeks of veggies) and weekly eggs.

TO APPLY

Please provide resume plus a short email/letter highlighting your farming experience and passion to info@belleislefarmer.com

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT Belle-Isle Farm

Website: https://www.belleislefarmer.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belleislefarmer
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/belle.isle.farmer/

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