Organic Gardens Assistant
Are you looking for a rewarding summer job that supports food security and benefits the local community? As the Organic Gardens Assistant at rare’s Springbank Farm you will work on an organic agriculture project that does just that! While working outdoors in a beautiful natural setting, you will learn valuable skills, contribute to an important community project and meet a wide array of interesting people.
Supervised by and reporting to the Property, Facility and Garden Coordinator, you will be responsible for assisting with the management of a large organic vegetable garden and orchard, providing guidance to groups of volunteers of varying ages and skills, leading a weekly garden program for children attending rare’s Every Child Outdoors summer camp, general lawn care and maintenance of other gardens on the property, and other related duties as required.
Founded in 2001, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a community-driven urban land trust, nature reserve and environmental institute with its headquarters and first three locations comprising over 900 acres within the Haldimand Tract that spans six miles on either side of the Grand River from source to mouth, land granted to Indigenous Peoples in 1784 to recognise their support for the British in the American Revolution. In Wellington County, rare is creating an Eramosa River Conservation Corridor to protect forever the river and its adjacent forests and uplands –– lands of the highest ecological significance and which are so far largely unaffected by direct human impact –– ensuring connectivity of spaces and survival of species in an increasingly and rapidly developing area. For all its properties, rare acknowledges and is grateful to all of the original stewards of the land. Understanding that this land has been rich in diverse Indigenous presence since time immemorial rare would like to honour and respect the sovereignty of both First Nations in the area: the Onkwehon:we Peoples of Six Nations of the Grand River and the Anishinaabe Peoples of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. In addition, rare acknowledges the Neutral people and earlier peoples for whom there is archaeological evidence on the property dating back 10,500 years, and also those Indigenous Peoples who currently live, work, play and learn in the urban landscape around the properties, such other self-identified and status First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Eligibility Requirements set forth by funder, UN Green Spaces:
How to Apply
This is a 16 week contract starting on May 6th, 2019. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4pm.
Please submit one (1) PDF document that includes a cover letter, résumé, 3 references and confirmation that you meet the eligibility requirements (references will not be contacted until you have been short-listed and informed) to Taryn Jarvis - Property, Facility and Gardens Coordinator email@example.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 21 2019 ID: 51490