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The Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) is an award winning, family-run, organic vegetable landscaping company that designs, installs, plants and maintains edible and native pollinator flower gardens for residential and commercial clients throughout the Toronto area. We empower urbanites to grow their own food and help them to reconnect with nature.

We develop and elevate committed, self-motivated nature-lovers who want to build a career in the organic land care profession. We provide challenging opportunities for all team members to enhance their skills, develop their interests, and test their limits in an encouraging, supportive, equitable and fun environment.

We are a Landscape Ontario Employer of Choice. We strongly value and believe in diversity, and encourage all to apply. If the opportunity to join our team excites you, and you are driven to provide excellence in every endeavor, then BUFCO is the home for you.


Current Job Listings

We are always looking for inspired and inspiring people to work with us. BUFCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Landscape Lead Hand/Carpenter — Full time, Seasonal

Position: Full-time Seasonal, April-November
Locations: Etobicoke, and client locations throughout Toronto
Compensation: $30.00 to $35.00 per hour

The BUFCO Landscape Lead Hand/Carpenter supervises the activities involved in the installation of raised garden beds and other landscaping projects. You are a hard-working, capable individual who loves physical work, the outdoors, and working cooperatively with other like-minded team members. You bring significant experience, carpentry and hardscaping skills to this position. You are excited about the prospect of growing within the Company, and will be supported and encouraged to expand your capabilities, skills, and responsibilities.

You are a creative problem solver who brings a disciplined, thoughtful, and detail-oriented approach to challenging projects. You have very high standards while enjoying an interactive, cooperative, and fun work environment. You are an inspiring leader with a positive and confident attitude who can develop, coach and train your team while helping them grow and thrive at BUFCO.

Landscape Technician — Full time, Seasonal

Position: Full-time Seasonal, April-November
Locations: Etobicoke, and client locations throughout Toronto
Compensation: $24.00 to $26.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Landscape Technician, you will support the Landscape Lead Hand/Carpenter in the installation of raised garden beds and other landscaping projects. You are a hard-working, capable individual, who loves physical work, the outdoors, and working cooperatively with other like-minded team members. You are an avid learner with a desire to develop and upgrade skills that you already bring to the job and are excited about the prospect of growing within the Company.

Your disciplined and attentive approach to your work enables you to develop and maintain very high standards and attention to detail. You bring a willing and helpful attitude to every situation, with a view towards excellent results for yourself, your team, the company, and our clients. You are serious about what you do and how you do it, while enjoying a relaxed, interactive, cooperative and fun work environment.

Greenhouse Technician – Full time, Short Contract

Position: Seasonal – Full time, March-June with possibility of extension
Locations: Etobicoke
Compensation: $24.00 to $26.00 per hour

As the BUFCO Greenhouse Technician, you will report to the Garden Manager. You are an avid plant lover, passionate about caring for and nurturing plants, and excited about urban agriculture. You are familiar with ecological and organic techniques of growing food. You are motivated and enthusiastic and enjoy working in both a team environment or on your own.

You are a fast learner with a high aptitude for precision and efficiency. You are extremely well organized. You embrace the opportunity to build new systems and are patient with the process of testing them to perfection. You tackle repetitive tasks with enthusiasm, and challenge yourself to maximize efficiencies.

Vegetable Gardener, Technician – Full time, Seasonal

Position: Seasonal – Full time, March-November
Locations: Etobicoke and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $24.00 to $26.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Gardener Technician, you are responsible for working alone or in a team of two gardeners led by the Garden Supervisor, planting and maintaining beautiful, bountiful, incredible, edible gardens, as well as some pollinator and ornamental gardens. You have professional vegetable gardening experience and are familiar with organic vegetable gardening methods. You will increase your already existing knowledge of organic growing methodologies and sustainable practices, and will help guide and coach our clients in basic vegetable, flower, and ornamental garden care.

Vegetable gardening is new to many of our clients who will look to the Gardening Team for information and inspiration. You will provide the highest quality work with great attention to detail, and participate in bringing a strong, unique aesthetic vision to their garden.

Vegetable Gardener, Entry Level – Full time, Short Contract

Position: Seasonal – Full time, April-June, with possibility of extension
Locations: Etobicoke and client locations throughout the city
Compensation: $19.00 to $21.00 per hour

As a BUFCO Vegetable Gardener you report to the Garden Supervisor. You are responsible for working as part of the gardening team, planting and maintaining beautiful, bountiful, incredible, edible gardens, as well as some pollinator and ornamental gardens. You will increase your already existing knowledge of organic growing methodologies and sustainable practices, and will assist the Garden Supervisor in helping to guide and coach our clients on basic vegetable, flower, and ornamental garden care.

Vegetable gardening is new to many of our clients who will look to the Gardening Team for information and inspiration. You will provide the highest quality work with great attention to detail, and participate in bringing a strong, unique aesthetic vision to their garden.

If you are having trouble reaching us through email,
please feel free to apply through our contact form.

This page was last updated January 30, 2024.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT and EQUITY & ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

We gratefully acknowledge the privilege we have to be working and living on land that is the traditional territory of many First Nations, Inuit, and Mètis peoples, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron Wendat peoples. This sacred territory known as Turtle Island has been a site of human activity for over 15,000 years and is the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We recognize the violence and loss of culture that makes our presence on this land possible and recognize our responsibility to confront the violence and oppression in which we are complicit and to work to dismantle the structures and behaviours that perpetuate it. 

BUFCO is actively working to recognize our own contributions to the systemic inequities that exist in our society. We are committed to doing the hard work required to uproot racism in all its forms and to amplify and support the voices of those who experience racism. We understand the importance of listening with an open mind and heart to people impacted by inequity. We strive every day, in every action, to nurture and maintain an equitable working environment; to provide a path forward to fair, prosperous and hopeful futures for all; and to welcome people of all races, religions, nationalities, cultures, genders, sexual identities, languages, and abilities, so all can feel comfortable, respected, and valued.

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