Number of positions: 4
Hours: 30 hours per week for a maximum of 240 hours during the growing season
Term: 8 weeks
Desired Start Date: May 7th or July 2nd, 2019 depending on contract
Reporting to: Garden Coordinator
The Trent Vegetable Gardens (TVG) are not-for-profit educational and community gardens located on the Trent University campus which employ the principles of permaculture and organic farming. The TVG seeks to reconnect students and community members with the source of their food by providing opportunities for individuals to learn about ecological agriculture, hands-on gardening skills and food system issues. These learning opportunities take the form of workshops, student research projects, community work days, tours, volunteer programming and employment opportunities. The Trent Vegetable Gardens manages two campus gardens, one on the roof of the Environmental Sciences Complex and one north east of the DNA & Health Sciences complex. We also manage a campus community garden offering individual plots to community members wishing to grow their own food within a supportive environment. The Gardens provide produce to the Seasoned Spoon Cafe, Peterborough community organizations, garden staff, and volunteers.
The purpose of this position is to provide a hands-on opportunity for an interested and committed individual to gain experience in ecological agriculture and community food programming. Garden Assistants will help the Garden Coordinator in all aspects of gardening, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and produce distribution. Assistants will work with the Coordinator as a team to ensure the day-to-day healthy growth and prosperous future of the gardens. Additional tasks performed by the Garden Assistant may include food preservation and preparation, event planning and delivery, outreach and publications, volunteer supervision and supporting the management of community garden plots.
Successful applicants will possess the following skills and experience:
Successful applicants will be expected to:
To be eligible applicants must be:
How to Apply:
Please submit a current resume and cover letter in pdf form to Garden Coordinator Emma Macdonald:
Please include “Garden Assistant” in the subject line.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019 by 11:59pm
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 8 2019 ID: 51124