General News · 3rd October 2022
Linnaea Farm is currently seeking land stewards, future farmers and passionate helping hands for our team! This is an amazing opportunity to participate w/ and on an historic farm on the pristine shore of Gunflint Lake on magical Cortes Island
Stewardship blends occupation with lifestyle while caring for this unique 314-acre land trust. Here you will learn about covenants, community living, the Food Security Guild, caring for our resident herd of cows/flock of sheep, making hay, building fertile soil, growing food, assisting with educational activities and so many more things that happen throughout the agrarian calendar.
● Motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively
● Patient, self-accepting, honest
● Strong sense of responsibility to a whole.
● Reliable and self-directed
● Can set and follow priorities
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
● Adaptable in quickly changing situations with good problem-solving skills
● Experience in farming and/or living in community
● Physically able to lift and move heavy things
● Punctual and ready to work with a good attitude in all types of weather (rain, heat, cold, mud, dust as well as beautiful sunny days)
● Works well in a team environment and on solo tasks
● Passionate about local sustainable food production
● Carpentry, plumbing and/or electrical skills
● Animal husbandry
● Administration skills
We offer a residence on the farm for you to care for in exchange for your passion, skills and consistent able-bodied engagement to ensure that Linnaea remains not only a resilient asset for the island community but also a leader in a movement we helped establish here in BC —
Relationships are precious to all of us and require on going investment, energy, collaboration and often compromise to ensure success in the long term — we are aiming for that long term success
If you are excited about the idea of bringing your skills & passion to the farm we love — we want to talk w/ you!
Send an email to infolinnaeafarm.org for full descriptions, application form, timeline of residency and more details about this rich and dynamic opportunity.
We look forward to hearing from you!