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Young man looking for Organic Farm Jobs Season 2016

edward boskma
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How are you?

I'm a young man, 29 years old, looking for a job in organic farming, I'm very experienced and knowledgeable and have lots of more room for more learning. Considering Organic Field worker, but would eagerly take a manager position, good with people, all aspects of organic farming and are a diligent hard working person.

I'm originally from Europa and left in November 2011 to travel the world and to find myself. Working on many different farms and volunteering in farms, homesteads and hostels. I'm currently in Ecuador and are planning my return to Europe. Hopefully finding a pleasant and productive/cutting edge farm where I can get a lot more experience before starting my own farm. I've operated my own landscaping business since two years and spend the last 4 months working on a organic farm in Canada and have a very good work ethic and references.

I'm eager and motivated and can start in April. I have a long list of experience, I'm experienced in greenhouse work (also building greenhouses), irrigation, transplanting, harvesting and of course field work. I'm up to date with modern tools and work methods for the market garden and are very eager to learn new work reducing innovative methods that are effective and productive. I have a good understanding of microbiology and plant friendly practices. And because I have worked professionally as a landscaper I know how to make gardens look beautiful and have a great passion for gardening and growing food in general. I love working with nature and it is where I feel at peace.

My goal as a human being is to learn how to grow enough food organically to be able to feed at least a 100 people with a minimum amount of input while having the highest possible quality and value of nutrition in the food. And to live a simple lifestyle as a human being in a community or tipi village. Together with friends growing together. My goal of becoming a organic farmer is also to become a stable and balanced person who is happy with the simple things. I would like to end up in a somewhere where people live in harmony with mother nature, in a place where people appreciate each others company.

In my free time I like to spend time by myself alone in nature and going for long walks and/or going swimming. I like to listen to music and sometimes play videogames. I'm hoping to find more things that I like, Also watch a lot of documentaries and spend most of my days researching about how to grow food and how the world works. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs, and prefer to be around people that are clean, friendly, emphatic and intelligent.

I find that any person can pick up wheel hoe, a rake or a shovel, but its effectiveness is in the nuance of how you handle the tool, whether your action will be productive or contradictory to the plants health. If I do say so myself , I think I'm very diligent and aware of plant health and aware of needs to be done, and that I always try to act as productive as possible when It comes to anything on the farm, its not so much a job for me but a lifestyle, and I always think 'what would I do if this was my farm' and the answer is: work harder and pay more attention. And I hope to find people that appreciate that and who want to offer a fair wage, so that there is a good exchange and hopefully in a year from now that I can start a farm of my own . That is the plan.

I hope to find a honest and reliable people to work for who respect people as equals and welcome them as friends, I have references available on request and really hope to hear from you.

Looking for a good farm where I can learn a lot, and that uses modern 'the market gardener' techniques or something similar and hopefully permaculturisch. I'm currently in Ecuador in south America are are returning for the farming season to Europe. I would consider coming to your farm at a time you would specify and would also be looking for accommodation. Below is also my skill list. (Technically would consider different country's then Europe, but I would need help obtaining a working visa, legal to work in EU as I have EU Passport).

If you have any questions or comments please contact me on sanda2k2@gmail.com. I'm also interested in land sharing.


I have experience growing different types of plants and care taking of animals, some of my skills include:

- Weeding,
- Using different types of hoe's
- Seeding,
- Mulching,
- Planting,
- Transplanting
- Harvesting,
- Care taking of Seedlings,
- Care taking of young plants,
- Watering,
- Irrigation,
- Animal husbandry,
- Tree Planting and Maintenance,
- Chainsawing
- Fencing,
- Lawn mowing & Whipper snipping,
- Farm and Quad Bikes,
- Light tractor experience + PTO and front loader (have driven some bigger tractors but not for long),
- Cleaning, grading and packing vegetables,
- Collecting, cleaning, grading and packing eggs,
- Fruit collection,
- Drying fruits,
- Drying vegetables,
- Seed collecting,
- Machine milking animals (cows)
- Hand milking (cows and goats),
- Hand feeding (baby cows and baby wombats),
- Care taking of chickens,
- Bunching vegetables, (market garden work).
- Observing plants growth cycle checking for diseases, bugs, general
health and growth of the plant + if the plant/the fruit is ready,
- Light construction,
- Light plumbing,
- Farm irrigation,
- Spraying (Organic solutions and chemicals although I do not work
with dangerous chemicals any more,
- Record keeping and note taking,
- Counting (you can count on me ,
- General observation of the life cycle of the plant in relationship
to the soil and surrounding environment,
- Doing research into different growing methods to increase yields
and reduce workloads where possible, (consultant for weed prevention)
- Applying different practice's to create a time efficient farm, (Improving work routines),
- Market work (including the set up of the market and
selling vegetables),
- Light construction,
- Using (hand tools, Powertools, specialist farm tools, Earthway seeder, mini tiller),
- Greenhouse building,
- Light painting,
- Car driving with trailer, (I have a drivers license).

P.s.2. No demons or unstable people please.
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