Community Grower at Roots to Harvest

– Coordinate harvesting and sales of vegetables through weekly markets, restaurants and wholesale orders;
– Maintenance and repair of farm equipment and machinery;
– Coordinate with Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station (LUARS)to assist with seed saving trials and community engagement
(note: this site is maintained as a partnership between Roots to Harvest, Lakehead University, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Superior Seed Producers);
– Annual seed orders;
– Develop and implement community
outreach/workshops on gardening skills;
– Coordinate with community partners to complete the aims of Roots to Harvest
projects;
– Assist fundraising initiatives, grant writing and communications where needed.
Employment requirements:
– Extensive experience with farming and farm development
– Knowledge and experience of farm equipment operation, safety and maintenance
– Experience with group facilitation, workshop design and implementation
– Knowledge and experience with seed saving techniques
– Exceptional communication and organizational skills
– Class G Ontario drivers license with a clean drivers record
– Current First Aid certification
– Current criminal records check
Your Fit:
– You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the
history, culture, and goals of Indigenous communities in Canada.
-You love working with people You are comfortable in a classroom, a community
kitchen and a farmer’s field, and are able to appreciate individuals for their diversity
and uniqueness.
– You understand the system. You know there are constraints and limitations, but
you work towards common solutions, mutual respect and a “we’re all in this
together” approach.
– You love a challenge. Working hard feeds you and you find innovative and effective
ways to solve problems and make progress.
– You strive for excellence. You believe that if something is worth doing, it is worth
doing right- every single time.
– You have life experience. Your education and training is paired with rich life
experiences that have broadened your understanding and enhanced your empathy
for the human condition, which include, specifically, experience working in and with
First Nation communities.
*Use of a personal vehicle will be required (and mileage is reimbursed). Candidates must
have regular access to a reliable vehicle a valid Class G drivers license with a clean driving record.
Application Process:
Please submit one PDF file containing a resume (including references) and cover letter to info@rootstoharvest.org by 4:00 pm on Feb 6th, 2019.
If selected, this position includes a 3- month trial period to confirm that you are a good fit.
Roots to Harvest is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace