Urban Farming Learning Program

Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th

The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2015 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment.

Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land near 57th and Cambie. The market garden grows beautiful organic veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We also grow and market cut flower bouquets. There are a number of community related projects run on site that apprentices will have exposure to.

This is a one weekday a week position (8 hrs/week) from mid-March until the end of October. We are looking for 3-4 people with strong self initiative who enjoy a mix of team and independent work and also understand that they play a pivotal role in building community in the garden. You must be physically sound and comfortable with manual work in all kinds of weather. You will receive a weekly portion of the “farmer’s take”of seasonal vegetables as well as the satisfaction of learning to farm every step of the season from bed preparation, seeding, crop maintenance and harvest all the way to market.

For more information about our farm visit www.www.farmerson57th.ca.

Application deadline: February 13th, 2015
To apply: please submit your application to Jess and Karen at farmerson57th@gmail.com with answers to the following questions –

  1. What’s your motivation for wanting to be a season long volunteer with Farmers on 57th?
  2. How does this volunteer opportunity fit into your future plans?
  3. What is your gardening and/or food growing background?
  4. Are you able to commit for the entire growing season? Do you foresee any obstacles to fulfilling this commitment?
  5. What other relevant skills and experience do you have?

Many thanks!

If you would like to get involved with Farmers on 57th but can’t commit to a season-long volunteer position contact us with ideas about how you’d like to be involved: farmerson57th@gmail.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *