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10 Jul 2020

Student Farm Worker (1 Position)

Ridgeway Lavender – Posted by jobgym225 Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Are you an agricultural or horticultural student? Looking for a co-op placement this summer? Have we got a job for you!

Job Type: Full-time for 6 weeks at 40 workable hours a week

Job Description:

  • Plant lavender
  • Tend to lavender
  • Pick lavender
  • Collect lavender for processing
  • Organise the equipment
  • Clean equipment
  • Assist in planning, designing, and implementing a drainage system
  • Assist in planning, designing, and implementing a watering system
  • Cut shrubs and grass
  • Pick weeds
  • Help plan for buildings, events, landscaping, and other various things on the property
  • Removing debris on the property
  • Organise items on the property
  • Provide tours of the property if guests arrive
  • Potential to be retained as an employee for the next summer and/or beyond the funding period of the CSJ application


And remember: do not be discouraged if you do not meet many or all of the items in the Ideal Candidates section. We love working with those who are new to horticulture or the outdoors!

Ideal Candidates:

  • Current students in a post-secondary horticultural program
  • Have some experience working on a farm or with farming equipment
  • Have some experience landscaping

We look forward to hearing from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Must meet the eligibility requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Program. We are grateful that these job opportunities for our company are being funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program, part of the Government of Canada.


Industry: Agriculture and Extraction


  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress

Company Description:

We are a farm that grows and processes lavender. We manufacture lavender products, such as soaps, pillow sprays, and bath bombs. We are going to manufacture lip-bombs, liquid hand soaps, and essential oils in the near future. We sell items at a store in Port Colborne, Ontario and online. We will be processing some lavender in the 2020 season that was planted last season. Lavender bouquets, sachets, and oil would be produced from this lavender.

We are a family-run small agricultural business in Port Colborne and Ridgeway [Fort Erie], Ontario. We have two farming locations: Port Colborne and Ridgeway, Ontario. We have 35 acres of farm land. Ridgway is where 20 of our total 35 acres of farm land is situated. We are currently focused on becoming the largest lavender farm in Niagara. Currently, we have 600 plants in the ground in Port Colborne. After this summer, we hope to have thousands of additional lavender plants planted in the ground and more of our own product to sell. We hope to have the Ridgeway location, the namesake of our company, planted with a significant number of plants this year.

What We Stand For: We pride ourselves in being a local, family-run business here in South Niagara. We stand for excellence, environmental sustainability, quality, and acting ethically. This is our promise to all stakeholders.

200 Mathews Rd S, Fort Erie, ON L0S 1R0, Canada

How to Apply

Please e-mail resumes to with the subject line "Farm Worker"

Job Categories: Agriculture. Job Types: Student.

Job expires in 2 days.

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