Growing Farmers

Work with us

We are currently seeking applicants for full- and part-time seasonal field crew positions at $16/hour from June through September, or weather permitting into October. These positions are subject to available wage subsidy funding, and qualified applicants must meet basic eligibility and experience requirements. 

To be eligible for the wage subsidy positions, the candidate must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; 

– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and

– have a valid social insurance number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada.  

Learn with us

As farmers and land stewards, we have a passion for learning. An important part of our whole farm vision includes sharing that learning with others through education and research. We provide opportunities for farming and environmental education, including farm tours, speaking engagements, and soil health workshops. In Spring 2021, we will be providing on-farm learning opportunities for students from Cowichan Secondary School’s Environmental Stewardship Program.

Green Fire Farm employees gain hands-on experience in soil and water stewardship, plant and animal welfare, and many of the essential farm maintenance and care skills required to operate a diverse farming operation. As with many of DeLisa’s previous UBC Farm Practicum and Young Agrarian mentees, we take pride in supporting our former farm field crew with their next steps as practicing farmers or food systems entrepreneurs.

Green Fire Farm also collaborates and consults with partners in on-farm research projects. Most recently, these have included UBC’s Sustainable Agriculture Landscapes Lab, the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) cultivar trials, and the Sandown Centre for Regenerative Agriculture.

Contact us if you are a regional organization interested in partnering to build knowledge and capacity in the Islands and southwestern BC food systems.