At Reclaim Urban Farm we are looking for an individual with a passion for agriculture and food security to work alongside the Reclaim Team to carry out work related to growing, harvesting and processing vegetables. As a market gardener, interns will be expected to do manual labour including land and seedbed preparation, turning compost, weeding, moving irrigation and season extension equipment, and harvesting. The job will require the use of light machinery such as a rototiller and will include lifting of heaving objects (soil, full wheelbarrows, harvest tubs, etc.).
While the job is flexible in the daily work tasks, the interns work week would largely look like the following: Monday, prep and plant one or more gardens; Tuesday, finish planting and work on farm projects (irrigation, greenhouse, renovations etc.) or weeding; Wednesday, work on projects and start harvesting; Thursday, process all vegetables for wholesale; Friday, harvest and process vegetables for the farmers market and CSA boxes. On occasion, interns may be asked to assist at a weekend farmers market instead of work on a Monday. Other tasks may include delivering vegetables to restaurants/retailers, helping market products, growing microgreens, and facilitating educational programs. Work will take place primarily outdoors, rain or shine. We started our business with our bike trailers as our primary mode of transportation, and we encourage our staff to bike between sites whenever possible. Interns do need to provide their own form of transportation to and from garden sites.