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Position: Demonstration Garden Coordinator
Organization: Langley Environmental Partners Society
Location: Langley, BC

The Demonstration Garden Coordinator works in partnership with the LEPS Gardens Program Coordinator to maintain and assist in the smooth operation of the Langley Demonstration Garden, located at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum. The mandate of the Langley Demonstration Garden is to provide education to Langley residents on safe home and garden practices including waste management and waste reduction techniques, organic and waterwise gardening, pesticide reduction and sustainable living.

The garden aims to:

  • promote environmentally conscious behaviour related to all home and garden activities;
  • encourage voluntary public reduction of kitchen and yard waste entering landfills;
  • encourage voluntary public reduction of their ecological footprint;
  • deliver talks, demonstrations and workshops to adults and children about composting, organic and water wise gardening and related topics.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Presentations, Workshops and Events- Host and assist with public workshops on topics related to safe home and garden habits. Assist with delivery of an established kids education program. Coordinate and host public events held in the garden (includes some evening, weekends);
  • Public Outreach- Greet and assist visitors in the garden, field daily questions from the public, phone and email communications;
  • Advertising and Promotions-Promote Garden workshops and events through press releases and advertisements in local papers, media relations, distributing posters and flyers, updating website, and manage program registration;
  • Volunteer Management- Recruit, train and supervise Demonstration Garden volunteers.
  • Gardening- Maintaining the plants, garden beds and compost bins; watering, weeding, pruning


Education and Experience: Post Secondary studies in Horticulture, Agroecology, Environmental Studies or related field. Experience in program management; communications; public education a benefit. Direct experience in landscape maintenance, sustainable gardening, and urban agriculture is a must.

Individual Qualities:

  • Able bodied, enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and public speaking skills;
  • Good organization skills, self-directed, work independently and as part of a team;
  • Flexibility, willingness to learn and a good attitude are essential.

Applicants must be under 30 years of age, as per Employment and Social Development Canada funding criteria.
Must have a valid BC driver’s license. The successful candidate will be required to submit a clean driving record.
Term: May- September, 2024
Wage: $21.50 per hour / 36 hours per week
Application procedure: please send resume with cover letter to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 27 2024    ID: 70762