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ECOLOGICAL GARDENS & FARMING

Position: Farm and Garden Programs Intern
Organization: Earthwise Society
Location: Delta, Metro Vancouver / Lower Mainland BC

Earthwise Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating ecological demonstration gardens and small-scale organic teaching farms in Delta and Agassiz, BC.

The Farm and Garden Programs Intern is a new position based in Delta focused on increasing community engagement through educational and stewardship programming. This opportunity will support a recent graduate in environmental sciences to extend their knowledge and gain practical skills and hands on experience in all aspects of ecological landscape practices. Working as part of a team, the Intern will:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with organic land management practices at the Earthwise Garden and organic teaching farms
  • Coordinate urban food production programs including Don’t Mow Grow and community gardening initiatives
  • As part of a team, develop and implement an outreach plan to increase community engagement, including special events and community presentations
  • Reach out to engage corporate work teams in sustainable land use projects at the Earthwise Farm and Garden
  • Lead volunteer and staff teams in garden maintenance and stewardship projects; ensure volunteer engagement and retention
  • As part of a team, plan and deliver hands-on adult education programs on sustainable land use
  • Lead ecotours and other environmental educational workshops for school children
  • Support the delivery of therapeutic horticulture programs at the Earthwise Garden
  • Assist with retail initiatives including nursery, floral, and produce sales, including displays and marketing, plant propagation, inventory, labeling and signage
  • Plan and implement community stewardship initiatives and assist in follow up maintenance
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of demonstration garden projects in the community
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Completion of post-secondary program in Environmental studies, Horticulture, agriculture or related field
  • Be self-motivated, flexible, willing to take initiative, work well independently and in a team work environment
  • Be physically fit and enjoy working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Proven ability in working effectively with volunteers and/or co-workers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Previous experience in a similar field an asset
  • Completion of post-secondary program in Environmental studies, Horticulture, agriculture or related field 
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident (Service Canada requirement)
  • Under the age of 30 (Service Canada requirement)

This is a full-time position 35 hours per week from July 5, 2022 through February 28, 2023, paid at the rate of $18/hr. Weekend and the occasional evening work will be required. Upon completion of the internship, this position may be extended based upon a satisfactory performance review and availability of funding.

Apply — please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca
subject: Farm and Garden Programs Intern

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 14 2022    ID: 64823