Growing Hope Farm - Animal/Vegetable Farm Hand Part-Time Position

April 1st, 2021 

Position title: Animal/Vegetable Farm Hand

Company description: Growing Hope Farm is a not for profit 5-acre organic urban farm that is located in the heart of Cambridge, Ontario. We raise goats for meat, chickens for meat and eggs, vegetables and fruit. We donate 100% of our profits to Mennonite Central Committee - they will in turn use the money to help people overseas to grow food of their own and start their own businesses. We are a fun and hardworking team.

Duties:

  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps
  • Distribute feed to animals (goats, cows, turkeys, ducks, broilers, layers, sheep and pigs)
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain
  • Groom, clip, trim, and/or castrate animals; dock ears and tails; and/or shear coats to collect hair
  • Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures
  • Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions.
  • Record information about crops, yields, or costs
  • Dig and plant seeds, or transplant seedlings by hand
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand
  • Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Inform farm manager of crop progress
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities
  • Participate in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage, and post-harvest treatment of crops
  • Mow and trim lawn of property
  • Weed flower gardens of property
  • Build and maintain fences
    Build and maintain outdoor sheds
  • Sell produce at farmer’s markets
  • Count and record sales at farmer’s markets and farm gate sales
  • Create social media postings
  • Create blog posts/emails
  • Maintain mailing list
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Will be trained

Preferred skills:

  • Ability to work hard under any outdoor weather – extreme hot and extreme cold
  • Experience in Customer Service
  • Experience with young children (when helping customers)
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Willing to try new things
  • Have an upbeat attitude
  • Able to problem solve
  • Able to handle constant change and a fast-paced environment

Position Type: Part-time

Start Date: May 5, 2021

Salary: $15/hour

Contact info: Sarah Martin-Mills, sarahmartinmills@gmail.com