Looking for a Biodynamic Farmer and Biodynamic Gardener

We are looking for a motivated, responsible, full-time Biodynamic Farmer for our 100-acre farm.  We are also looking for a Biodynamic Gardener to manage our 3 acre garden using biodynamic practices.

 

Glenora Farm is a life-sharing and income-sharing community, which includes adults with developmental challenges, located on Vancouver Island.  The farm activities include overseeing hay fields, farm animals, vegetable gardens and potential for a dairy and orchard.  The Farmer is responsible for the farm aspects of Glenora Farm following biodynamic principles and works closely with the Gardener who manages the vegetable gardens. With the farm and garden as the primary responsibilities, both positions are integrated and full members of the Glenora Farm Community.  Hours are flexible and seasonal and coordination is required for the use of shared tools and other resources.

 

Applicants should have four years or more experience and/ Biodynamic training and be willing to work with others.

To inquire, please send a letter of interest and resume to: admissions (at) glenorafarm (dot) org.

 

 

 

 

Short Term Co-workers

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Haying

Each year Glenora Farm welcomes a limited number of  young short term co-workers from Canada and abroad. The co-workers join the farm for a minimum of six months, however, many spend a year with us,and some decide to stay longer and apply for a permanent position.

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Wine Festival tasting

Generally, the co-workers have a keen interest in working with people with developmental disabilities. During their time on Glenora Farm they live in an extended family setting in one of the residences and are responsible for assisting our companions in their daily life and work. Depending on interest, Glenora Farm provides many opportunities to learn more about and appreciate people with special needs. There are also opportunities to learn new skills in the workshops and on the farm. Our short-term co-workers with their diverse background, enthusiasm and energy bring a vibrancy to the farm.

Our application form has more in-depth info on what you’ll need and what to expect.

DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (PDF)

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Grant Writer

The Ita Wegman Association of BC for Curative Education and Social Therapy operates Glenora Farm programs and activities dedicated to the healthy development and well‐being of special needs adults.  We are a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.  We want to expand our programs and facilities and are looking for a volunteer to assist in writing grants and sourcing grant opportunities.

Do you have experience and good expertise in Grant Writing, Major Gifts, and Planned Giving?  Are you interested in and enthusiastic about promoting our mission and the work we do?  Do you have time, energy and interest in volunteering to help us connect with agencies and individuals who can support our growth?

We are currently accepting applications. If you are interested, please submit a resume highlighting your experience and reasons for your interest in the Glenora Farm.