Role: Garden managers (gardening experience desirable but not required)
Type: volunteer in exchange for food and training/mentoring (see below)
Organization: Urban Agriculture Cooperative
Location: downtown/central Toronto, Ontario
Urban Agriculture Cooperative is a community organization whose goal is to combat Food Insecurity and promote Social Inclusion.
UAC is a co-operative community improvement organization made up of a small group of committed and eager volunteers and homeowners who are working together to make use of unused garden space in the downtown core. Many homeowners in Toronto have garden space that they would like to use, or have in the past used, for gardening in various ways, however many of these individuals are elderly, disabled, injured or otherwise impaired and for this reason (or others) incapable of making use of their property. UAC connects these individuals with eager volunteers of all age groups who are interested in learning how to manage a small urban garden while also helping to engage disadvantaged people in meaningful activities and combating social marginalization.
With many urban cities around Canada and the world facing growing Food Insecurity and as the effects of climate change start to increase at a faster rate, the importance of the exploration of urban agriculture as a viable alternative to the commercial food production system is becoming of greater importance to governments everywhere. As the government invests in large scale community urban agriculture projects we at UAC are committed to connecting individuals with an interest in Food Security and Urban Agriculture with people who have the resources to actually engage in these activities but do not have the physical capability to do so.
Our goal is twofold:
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send resume and brief description of yourself to Devon at:
with the subject header ‘Volunteer Position’
Deadline for applications this Summer will be June 1st.
We are thankful for all applications, however only selected applicants will be contacted.
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Urban agriculture / urban farming
Eco-friendly gardening and landscaping
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 17 2018 ID: 45720