[Sust-mar] Supervisor, f/t, Horse & Garden Organic Farm, Nova Scotia

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Paid Position: Operations Supervisor Organic Farm - April 15 - Nov15, 2011

Organization: Horse and Garden Organic Farm http://www.horseandgardenfarm.com

Location: Windsor, Nova Scotia

Horse and Garden Farm is a small, organic producer (ACO) of mixed vegetables and fruit located on a 75 acre riverfront farm near Windsor, Nova Scotia. With one and a half acres under cultivation, we are entering our 3rd year of commercial production. During 2011 we will offer a 50 member CSA Harvest Share, attend weekly Farmers Markets and produce hay both for sale and our own use. We also have a 2 year old raspberry stand for upick and value added.


- 2-3 years experience in organic field work

- proven ability to assume responsibility

- an established work ethic

- enjoy and work well with others

- ability to organize time and people, and to direct work projects

- ability to create work plans and meet deadlines

- tractor skills and experience


- oversee the general farm field work and haymaking

- manage on farm compost windrows

- lead and train farm interns in organic principals

- assemble Harvest Shares & prepare produce for market days

- operate farm machinery as needed

- maintain daily logs and reports (harvest and equipment use)

- start transplants early on and through-out the season ( mini-greenhouse)

- attend Farmer's markets, and participate in training workshops and events

- attend regular meetings and participate in future planning for the farm

Guidance and resources will be provided by the owner as well as other mentors and experienced growers who actively participate in the Farm's development.


This paid position will appeal to those wishing to increase their experience in the overall practical operation of a small organic farm --and who are keen to develop their leadership and people management skills. This is an ideal situation for those who hope to eventually own and operate a small organic operation.

Potential exists for future involvement at Horse and Garden Farm.

Applications Accepted Now; open until position is filled. Couples considered.

Details at http://horseandgardenfarm.com 

Email: horseandgardenfm at eastlink.ca

Or contact: Charlotte Harper Horse and Garden Farm 

Phone: (902) 472-2498

1563 Wentworth Road RR1, Windsor Nova Scotia B0N 2T0

Contact: horseandgardenfm at eastlink.ca


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