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Farm Park (Food Forest and Gardens) Volunteer Opportunities

Wanted: Farm Park (Gardens and Food Forest) Volunteer Assistant
Organization: Black Creek Community Farm
Location: Jane and Steele, Toronto / North York, Ontario

FARM PARK (FOOD FOREST AND GARDENS)

About BCCF’s Food Forest: Currently, the west side of the trail that surrounds Black Creek Community Farm is being transformed into a promising Food Forest, where a number of fruit trees, berries, and perennial herbs have been planted and managed, guided by permaculture principles.

About BCCF’s Gardens: The publicly accessible space of our Farm Park holds a number of Pollinator Gardens, a Welcome Garden, a Pizza Garden, a Mushroom Garden, two Bee Hotels and many berry bushes. The gardens on site increase the biodiversity and provide important food and nidification resources for native pollinators, as well as some edible plants for the community to taste and learn about the many possibilities of gardening.

Come volunteer with us and help us to continue developing this amazing project. This is going to be a great opportunity for you to meet people, gain and share knowledge, and help build a landscape where environment and food production can be managed in a sustainable way. Hopefully in a few years, community and visitors will be able to walk through BCCF Farm Park to contemplate nature, learn and taste fresh food along the way...

Tools and gloves will be provided. Tokens available upon request.

Farm Park (Food Forest and Gardens) Regular Volunteer Opportunities:

Gardens Watering and Maintenance Volunteer | Mondays 9am to 12pm. Help water and maintain our gardens. Main task will be watering gardens, and with extra time or after a good rain volunteers will be asked to execute tasks such as weeding, pruning, mulching etc. 

Farm Park Volunteer | Tuesdays 9am to 4pm; Fridays 9am to 4pm. Help build a biodiverse landscape that includes food and pollinator plants, guided by permaculture principles and sustainable gardening techniques.  We will carry out a series of activities such as planting, composting, weeding and invasive species removal, creating and maintaining paths and garden beds.

Food Forest Stewardship Drop-In Days Last Saturday of the month, 9am to 2pm  (July 28th, Aug. 25th, Sep.  29th and Oct. 27th). Help transform the western woodland surrounding the farm into a bountiful and biodiverse Food Forest guided by permaculture principles. Includes planting, weeding and removing invasive species, creating and maintaining paths and garden beds. Refreshments provided. 

Qualifications:

  • Self motivated,
  • Willing to learn and follow intructions
  • Attentive to detail
  • Good communications skills
  • Able to work individually and in teams, following intructions and taking iniciative when applicable
  • Physically capable of gardening tasks. Ability to lift and bend desirable.
  • Gardening, environmental and/or plant knowledge an asset

To apply for a regular position please email, with position and shift (day and time available) in the subject, to: 
marinap@blackcreekfarm.ca

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 4 2018    ID: 45965