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Heirloom Seed Sanctuary

Position: Part-time Summer Garden Assistant Position 2017
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul
Location: Kingston, Ontario

The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary saves seed and educates the public about seed saving, based on the belief that seed is the beginning of any ecology and sustainable food issues. To grow and save seed for future generations is a ministry that speaks to a concern for the earth and all creation. Over 250 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs are grown on about 1 acre of gardens. Ecological practices and BioDynamic principles are used. Seed grown at Heathfield is adapted to local climatic and soil conditions.

Our 2017 summer gardening position is our invitation for a student to spend approximately 4 months (May – August) working and learning with us on the urban fields growing and documenting seed crops. You must be physically fit and bring your own sun protection and work boots.

Come experience farm life in the City!

Successful candidate(s) will:

  • be physically fit and able to work outdoors in most weather
  • arrive ready to learn and contribute
  • be able to listen and follow direction
  • perform supervised and self-directed work, in a team or solo setting
  • submit application by e-mail or mail by March 31th 2017


  • some produce may be available from the gardens
  • paid part-time (3 days/22.5 hours) summer position

 For more information about the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary please visit

Application should include Resume, cover letter and 2 references and should be sent to:
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More details about the position are available by contacting the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary at:
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or by calling 613.544.4525 ext. 124.

For more information about the Heirloom Seed Sanctuary please visit

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FoodWork ID: 38893       Date posted to Mar 17 2017