we have hired for 2023
Full or Part-time Farm Hand
Thank you for your interest in employment at Summer Soul. We have hired for the 2023 season, but don't hesitate to reach out regardless. If you are on Hornby and would like to come by for a tour, call to arrange a visit. Good luck future farmers, we need you!
As a farm hand, you are involved in virtually all farm tasks throughout the growing season. You will learn all of our methods including: field and bed preparation, nursery and direct seeding, greenhouse management, weed and pest management, harvest and packing, sales and marketing. Some minor construction, installations and painting are expected this season.
We intend to create an open, fun and healthy work environment. We want to attract like-minded people who share our passion for sustainable agriculture and ecological design. The work is definitely physically demanding (yes, you must be fit and preferably injury free), but it is also highly creative and deeply rewarding.
Experience and Qualifications:
You have a positive, upbeat personality; an energetic, focused approach to the workplace; and stellar interpersonal skills – you are friendly, gracious and helpful. You take verbal, written and practical instructions easily, first mastering a task and then maximizing efficiency. You are a team player, balanced with the ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner. You enjoy physical, meditative work with a soft breeze on your face and a birdsong soundtrack in the background. In a perfect world you come replete with farming experience and/or education, but frankly an interest in sustainable agriculture, love for the outdoors and a desire to have a truly positive impact on the environment and our community is of much greater value.
Pay: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: flexible, but hoping to find someone asap
If interested, please have a peruse of our website. Email your resume and feel free to call if you have any questions.
We are a tiny team of 4 - 5 people.
Dogs are not welcome, sorry. My dog is a bully.
We follow JM Fortier's methods almost to a T.
There are no farm animals, sadly. But chickens and goats are coming in the future.
We're not certified organic yet, but our practices are totally righteous.