Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Good Food For All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision

by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological

stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two ½ acre schoolyard

market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food

we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias, various Neighbourhood House food security

initiatives, and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging

school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food security, community

health, and vocational skills development.

The Position

The Schoolyard Farm Worker grows Good Food For All. They are outside in the garden

planting, harvesting, weeding, and acting as stewards of our ecologically managed

urban farms. They will work under the supervision of our Farm Manager to ensure our

schoolyard farms are productive and welcoming spaces. The Schoolyard Farm Worker

will provide leadership to Farm Interns and volunteers to complete daily tasks on the


Required Qualifications

 Minimum 1 year growing experience in small-scale agricultural production

 A post-secondary student in the 2015/16 school year with intension of returning

in the fall

 Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all conditions

 Comfortable with spreadsheets, email communication, and record keeping

 Experience leading co-workers and volunteers in farming activities

 Able to communicate with diplomacy and respect with people of all cultures,

ages, and backgrounds

 Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a delivery vehicle

 Have a smart phone and access to a computer

 Able to pass a criminal background check

Position Details

 Position begins as soon as possible and ends October 31, 2016

 Summer: 24 hrs/week, Fall: 16 hrs/week at $12/hr

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to with your name and the name of the job position in the subject.

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately upon reception. We regret

that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be


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