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Rebecca’s Garden in Victoria, BC is seeking to hire a part-time Farm Worker for the 2022 season!
ABOUT Rebecca’s Garden
Rebecca’s Garden, about 1/2 acre, is a small operation producing certified organic vegetables, berry fruits, flowers, herbs, seeds, bedding plants, and preserves. There are two farm locations. The first is nestled in the woods and grows the greens, roots, brassicas, berries, garlic, herbs, flowers and other shade loving crops. The second location is a south facing slope on open terrain and grows the sun lovers like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, melons, squash and beans. The first farm has raised beds, the preparation and cultivation is done with hand tools. The second farm is cultivated by tractor at the start of the season then weeding is done with hand tools. Products are sold at a weekly farmers market.
Rebecca’s Garden is certified organic by IOPA (Islands Organic Producers Association). We believe in working with nature. Sharing our bounty and providing the native species with a healthy habit. Many flowers and herbs are planted with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in mind offering them sustenance in the garden. Seed is saved at both locations to maintain some of the wonderful older varieties which are disappearing from the commercial market. The small seed business on the farm offers these choices to the public at the farmers market and at Seedy Saturday events around Vancouver Island. The preserves made from farm produce are an added bonus to customers at the farmers market. We are always looking for new ideas to keep the farm running smoothly, efficiently and happily.
Rebecca’s Garden is looking for a passionate, strong, fit, young person with some gardening experience to hire. One of the qualities we are looking for is a hard worker who enjoys challenges. Someone who is creative, confident and willing, and also finds joy in living life. Problem solving is also a helpful attribute, as nature always throws a few curve balls. An appreciation of good food and friends is also important when working with great produce and other companions.
Cultivating, building raised beds, weeding, turning compost, mixing potting soil, seeding, transplanting; harvesting produce and prepping it for market; seed saving, involving harvesting, processing and packaging; and loading up the van for the farmers market.
Term: Rebecca’s Garden needs help from March through the end of October or until the garlic is planted (latest by the middle of November).
Weekly hours: We are looking for help two to three days a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays, for 6 hours each day. So depending on the worker’s availability either 12 to 18 hours a week.
Wage: We will pay $17.00 an hour plus some produce. Also seeds and bedding plants for their own garden.
The applicant can provide whatever they have. It is more about the person and if we would work well together than what paper work they have. If there is any farm experience it would be good to know. References from previous jobs would also be helpful. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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