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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

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...

We will carry out a series of activities such as planting, composting, mulching, weeding and invasive species removal, creating and maintaining paths and garden beds. Come prepared to get dirty, learn and share knowledge, and have fun! Tools and gloves will be provided.

Farm Park (Food Forest and Gardens) Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Regular volunteers (weekly commitment expected for a minimal length of 6 weeks):

    • Wednesdays, 9am - 12pm and/or 1 - 4pm 

    • Fridays 10am - 1pm and/or 2 - 5pm 

  • Monthly Drop-in sessions:

    • Last Saturday of the month: 9am - 1pm (June 30th, July 28th, August 25th, September  29th and October 27th)

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
  • Phisycally capable of gardening tasks. Able to lift and bend
  • Gardening, environmental and/or plant knowledge an asset

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

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GoodWork ID: 45965       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jun 4 2018