JOB: Earthwise Organic Farm Intern, Tsawwassen, BC

Posted by Kristen Nammour on January 31, 2015

JOB DESCRIPTION: Earthwise Organic Farm Intern

The not-for-profit Earthwise Society operates the Earthwise Farm as a teaching/ demonstration farm in Tsawwassen. The position of Organic Agriculture Intern will provide experience for a recent graduate to acquire hands on skills in all aspects of organic farm operations.


  • Carry out farm operations including planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops.
  • Participate in organic soil management activities including composting, soil amendment and cover cropping
  • Assist with organic certification processes and help maintain records
  • Help plan and carry out planting for biodiversity
  • Assist with nursery maintenance
  • Assist with irrigation and water conservation planning
  • Plan and participate in outreach activities including farm markets and community presentations.
  • Be responsible for setting up the farm store and staffing farmer’s markets and special events at the farm
  • Assist with projects related to food security including the Family Harvest Box and Shared Harvest programs.
  • Assist in the delivery of children’s eco-tour programs
  • Act as resource to allotment gardeners and garden visitors on organic growing practices and assist with adult education programs
  • Help to maintain informational displays, greet farm and garden visitors and provide information on issues related to sustainable growing practices
  • Work with volunteers and apprentices on farm and garden projects.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary graduation related to agriculture, horticulture, environment, or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of sustainable horticultural practices
  • Personal experience with gardening and composting
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoyment of outdoor physical work


This is a full time position, 35 hours per week, for 30 weeks @ $12.50/hr, April 21 – Nov. 15, 2015. Weekend work will be required.

To submit a resume and cover letter, please email

Earthwise Organic Farm Market