Position: Urban Agriculture Specialist
Organization: Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Eligibility: 30 or younger
$20/hr x 35 hr week
Start date: asap
One year contract position
Applicant must be 30 years of age or younger
Reports to: Program Manager, Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Green Thumbs Growing Kids' mission is to cultivate environmental stewardship through hands-on garden and food education for urban children and their communities. The programs take place during the school day and after school/summertime, with a variety of age groups. The successful candidate will have experience with children and/or youth, and a working knowledge of greenhouse and garden tasks related to food production. Soil science and composting knowledge, as well as an ability to teach these concepts, are highly valued for this position. Bicycle/trailer an asset.
Our evolving vision for the school gardens is a Food Forest, feeding humans and other life forms. The teaching spaces are to include tree nurseries, pollinator patches, edible and medicinal plants, pathways that are distinguished from beds by the use of woodchip mulch, and signage where appropriate. In winter, the Urban Agriculture Specialist will concentrate on composting, lesson plans, and online/indoor classroom programs. This position is intended to approach climate change education in a hands-on, age appropriate fashion, by teaching soil health = plant health = human health = planetary health. There will be opportunities for professional development.
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This position is covered 80% by ECO Canada, and the remaining 20% from grants and donations.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Oct 13 2021 ID: 61581