202-3002 32nd Ave, Vernon BC Canada V1T 2L7 info@certifiedorganic.bc.ca

Job Posting Spring 2023

Good Earth Farms Seeds
Heather Mills & Simon Toole
Owners / Operators
7636 Island Highway
Black Creek, B.C.

Located in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation


A Bit About Us

Good Earth Farms is a certified organic seed farm/company producing and marketing high quality open pollinated seed. We’ve been saving seed since 2000, purchased our own farm in 2003 where we grow over 65 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers for seed. Our seeds are sold in our online store, at various retail outlets on Vancouver Island, Seedy Saturday events, and the Comox Valley Farmers Market. We are also members of the BC Eco Seed Co-op and sell seed on contract to other seed companies. We are passionate about embracing Organic principles, food and seed sovereignty, being kind to the land and each other and strive to provide a safe, fun and inclusive work environment.


Job Description

  • April 4th – October 27th, 2023
  • Tuesdays – Fridays (4 days/week)
  • 8 hour / day
  • 8:30 – 4:30 (45min paid lunch break)
  • Willing to accommodate 1 week off (late July – early August)



  • General Farm Labour including but not limited to: bed preparation, mulching, irrigation, shoveling, wheelbarrowing, hoeing, broad forking, weeding, seeding, transplanting, lawn mowing, weed eating, seed harvesting
  • Seed cleaning, packaging and order fulfillment



  • Starting wage $20.65/hour (This is the current “living wage” for our area)
  • $250 provided towards purchase of proper safety boots
  • $500 bonus upon completion of season
  • $200 per month in lieu of benefits (we cannot find a provider that will cover seasonal workers)
  • 5 paid sick days



  • Farm experience is a bonus but is not a must
  • Interest/experience in seed growing/saving/business is valued
  • Physically fit and able to perform strenuous repetitive tasks in all kinds of weather
  • Safety minded
  • Positive attitude, hard working and kind
  • Ability to work alone or with a small team
  • Ability to take direction, learn new skills, show initiative and problem solve to get a wide range of tasks done quickly and efficiently while still maintaining safety and quality
  • Able to provide a minimum of 2 work related references



“Good Earth Farms really gave me a connection to the Earth and a new appreciation for the process of growing food in a thoughtful and sustainable way. The persistent dedication to sustainability, carbon neutrality, and respect for the earth is inspiring and truly left a positive impact on me.”
– Taz Oldaker (former employee)

“I had the best experience being part of the good earth farms team. I always felt accommodated, appreciated and the work culture is something I’ll miss. Learning about the quality, hard work and care it takes to run a seed farm was educational and an experience I’ll always hold dear to me.”
– Jemima Tabernero (former employee)


How to Apply

  • Send us a short email about yourself, why you would like to join our team, what you are looking for out of the experience and what you have to offer.
  • Include a resume outlining any educational or work experience, as well as 2 work related references to goodearthfarms@shaw.ca