REEP Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people in Waterloo Region live sustainably. Our current focus is on residential energy and water efficiency, managing rain where it falls, and reducing waste. Many of our programs and services are delivered using a social enterprise model.
REEP House for Sustainable Living is REEP Green Solutions’ demonstration home and education centre. This super-insulated, water-wise century brick home is located at 20 Mill Street in downtown Kitchener. The home demonstrates a variety of home improvement and landscaping options. High-performance technologies, renovation techniques, and stormwater management strategies provide improved home comfort, increased durability, beautiful design, and reduced energy and water waste. The gardens demonstrate natural landscaping that is beautiful too, and helps to manage rain where it falls.
Objective of Position:
The REEP House Garden Designer & Educator is both a knowledgeable gardener and an engaging teacher/mentor. She/he draws people in to learn about rain and native species gardens and gardening basics by engaging volunteers in maintaining and improving the gardens and landscaping features at the demonstration house located at 20 Mill Street.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the REEP House Facility Manager, take the lead in keeping up the REEP House gardens and lawn in front and back to demonstrate to the public the relationship between landscaping and the principles of energy efficiency and water stewardship;
Qualifications and Skills Required
Organize 1 or 2 work parties as needed, primarily in the spring, and for fall clean-up.
An average of 1-2 hours per week from spring through fall for maintenance.
Note: This may be considered as a shared role, so if you are interested in one aspect of the position (landscaping/maintenance vs educating public) please indicate when applying.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Interested applicants please forward
via email to Samantha Tremmel, Reep Volunteer Coordinator:
subject: garden animator
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GoodWork ID: 41311 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Sep 30 2017