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Food and Urban Agriculture Interns, Seeds for Change

York Region, Ontario
Deadline April 16, 2014
 
Play an integral role in our provincial campaign:  2015 New Food Gardens By 2015
 
Who we are: Seeds for Change is a grassroots community organization rooted in York Region, growing healthier neighbourhoods through school and community gardens.
 
Positions: Food and Urban Agriculture Interns
 
Responsibilities include: Coordinate the garden maintenance schedule; work with a team of volunteers from diverse backgrounds and age groups; plan and facilitate educational workshops; develop and promote events; assist with community outreach; help maintain community partnerships and administration to include program development, marketing and fundraising; contribute to our youth garden committee. What else can you offer? We welcome your input!
 
Duration: May to October, 2014 (flexible schedule); part-time (8-10 hours/ week)
 
What we offer: orientation; weekly supervision to include mentoring in fundraising, developing garden-related workshops, implementing garden designs and organizing community groups.
 
Upon completion of the program, you will receive: a certificate in urban gardening, a letter of recommendation, volunteer hours or school credits, portion of locally-grown produce from our urban gardens, experience in the non-profit sector with a grassroots organization.
 
You will gain skills in: leadership, cooking and healthy food preparation, nutrition, sustainable (organic) gardening practices, workshop planning and facilitation.
 
This experience is relevant to the following study areas: environmental studies, horticulture, agriculture, community development, education, food security, food/nutrition. This position will offer practical experience and opportunities to enhance the career interests in any of the above.
 
Are you: Committed and hard working? Enthusiastic and open-minded? A team-player? Interested in social change and food security? No gardening experience is necessary!
 
To apply: Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Kate Vinokurov @ tuccommunitygarden@gmail.com.

For more information, including a detailed description, please visit http://www.seedsforchangegardens.org.
 
Applications are due by Wednesday April 16th, 2014. There are limited positions so please apply by or before this date. Late applications will not be accepted.