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Looking For A Great Gardener - October 2010

HOST FOR NEW OUTDOOR STYLE SHOW

Casting talented FEMALE garden/landscape artists/designers for a new outdoor style show!

Must be between the ages of 25 - 38 with a strong, creative/unique portfolio of work.

Must also be outgoing, dynamic, and fun with a willingness to take on any challenge!

Television experience is not a requirement but definitely preferred.

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Not Far From The Tree
Internship Opportunity:
Urban Orchard Assistant

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Application deadline: Open

Start date: mid to late June 2010

Pay and hours: $12/hour, 35 hours a week for 6 months

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Location:

  • FoodShare
  • 90 Croatia Street
  • Toronto

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Not Far From The Tree, a project of The Catalyst Centre, is Toronto’s very own fruit tree project. We ensure that the fruit growing in Toronto is picked, shared, eaten, and enjoyed. The core of our programming is our residential fruit-picking program, where we pick fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste. When fruit tree owners cannot harvest their trees, we send a team of volunteers to do it for them. We share a portion with the fruit tree owners, the volunteer pickers, and distribute more (by bicycle or cart) to community organizations in the neighbourhood who can make good use of the fresh fruit.
After two successful seasons, Not Far From The Tree is now preparing to launch its 2010 season. Through the YMCA Youth Eco Intern Program, we are hiring three highly organized and dedicated Urban Orchard Assistants to coordinate our three established fruit-picking hubs (Ward 21, East York, and Parkdale – High Park).
The position of Urban Orchard Assistant requires the ability for flexible working hours and locations, with some evening and/or weekend work.

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  • Not Far From The Tree – Urban Orchard Assistant
  • 3 positions available:
    • Ward 21
    • East York and
    • Parkdale – High Park

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These three internship positions, made possible through the YMCA Youth Eco Internship Program, are only available to those who meet all the following criteria:

  • - Between the ages of 15 and 30
  • - Unemployed and out of school
  • - A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a person to whom refugee protection has been granted under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • - Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • - Legally entitled to work in your province or territory

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  • - A youth whose highest level of education completed is high school

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Duties:

  • • Schedule residential fruit picks for registered fruit trees in designated area and some surrounding areas
  • • Coordinate and provide support for volunteers who will lead picks, attend picks, and help otherwise
  • • Establish and maintain the physical needs of the hub such as equipment and storage
  • • Liaise with volunteers, fruit tree owners, partner agencies, media and other interested partners
  • • Liaise with Supreme Gleaners, our volunteer fruit-picking leaders
  • • Assist with planning events and arrange representation at outreach events
  • • Report to the Program Coordinator and team of Hub Coordinators regarding progress and outcomes
  • • Complete, maintain and manage all necessary documentation related to the job (including financial records, narrative reports, statistics, contact lists, etc.)
  • • Maintain and input up-to-date information into our database and spreadsheets

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Special Requirements:

  • • Training will be provided once the internship has begun (e.g., leading fruit picks, database management, Food Handler’s Certificate, etc.)

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Qualifications:

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Not Far From The Tree
Employment Opportunity:
Hub Coordinator

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Application deadline: Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 @ midnight EST

Start date: mid to late June 2010

Pay and hours: $20/hour, 20 hours a week for 23 weeks (June-November)

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Location:

  • Riverdale, Toronto and
  • Trinity-Spadina, Toronto

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Not Far From The Tree, a project of The Catalyst Centre, is Toronto’s very own fruit tree project. We ensure that the fruit growing in Toronto is picked, shared, eaten, and enjoyed. The core of our programming is our residential fruit-picking program, where we pick fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste. When fruit tree owners cannot harvest their trees, we send a team of volunteers to do it for them. We share a portion with the fruit tree owners, the volunteer pickers, and distribute more (by bicycle or cart) to community organizations in the neighbourhood who can make good use of the fresh fruit.
After two successful seasons, Not Far From The Tree is now preparing to launch its 2010 season. Through the YMCA Youth Eco Intern Program, we are hiring three highly organized and dedicated Urban Orchard Assistants to coordinate our three established fruit-picking hubs (Ward 21, East York, and Parkdale – High Park).
The position of Hub Coordinator requires the ability for flexible working hours and locations, with some evening and/or weekend work.

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Duties:

  • Schedule residential fruit picks for all registered fruit trees in the area
  • Coordinate and provide support for volunteers who will lead picks, attend picks, and help otherwise
  • Supervise and liaise with Supreme Gleaners, the volunteer fruit-picking leaders
  • Maintain and input up-to-date information in our database and spreadsheets
  • Establish and maintain the physical needs of the hub such as equipment and storage
  • Liaise with volunteers, fruit tree owners, partner agencies, media and other interested partners
  • Assist with planning events for Not Far From The Tree and arrange representation at outreach events
  • Report to the Program Coordinator and team of Hub Coordinators regarding progress and outcomes
  • Complete, maintain and manage all necessary documentation related to the job (including financial records, narrative reports, statistics, contact lists, etc.)

. Qualifications:

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Urban Garden
  • Position: Manager of Design / Build Group with Landscaping Company
  • Company: Urban Garden
  • Deadline: 04 June 2010

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Company Profile
Urban Garden is a rapidly growing landscape design / build / maintenance firm that focuses on innovative projects in Toronto’s core. Our clients include condominiums, commercial / office complexes, hotels, the City of Toronto and Toronto-area Business Improvement Associations.
We are committed to sustainable landscaping practices. We are strong proponents of LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.
We are leading designers and builders of roof, balcony and podium gardens. Our dual role as designers and builders allows us to manage projects from concept to completion.

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The Role

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead and expand or Design / Build Group.You will report to the President and will be responsible for a staff of approximately 10 to 15 persons consisting of designers, project supervisors and technicians.

You have an entrepreneurial bent and are looking for an opportunity to grow a business.

You are a visionary thinker and a strategic planner.

Mandatory Requirements

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Urban Garden
  • Position: Administrative Assistant – part time
  • Company: Urban Garden
  • Deadline: 07 June 2010

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Company Profile
Urban Garden is a rapidly growing landscape design / build / maintenance firm that focuses on innovative projects in Toronto’s core. Our clients include condominiums, commercial / office complexes, hotels, the City of Toronto and Toronto-area Business Improvement Associations.
We are committed to sustainable landscaping practices. We are strong proponents of LEED and the Sustainable Sites Initiative.
We are leading designers and builders of roof, balcony and podium gardens. Our dual role as designers and builders allows us to manage projects from concept to completion.

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The Role

This is a general support role for all senior management. It is currently a part-time position (15-25 hours per week) but does have a possibility of developing into full-time. The hours are flexible and the work is varied. The ideal candidate will have a strong administrative background as well as an interest in the landscaping industry and environmentally friendly practices. S/he will also have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. 90% of this position is administrative; the remainder has to do with maintenance and running errands. A vehicle is mandatory.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to various divisions
  • Help maintain an electronic and paper filing system
  • Data entry
  • Reception back-up
  • Keeping office, plant area, and nursery stock clean and organized
  • General office/plant duties

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The North York Harvest Food Bank

Salary and Hours: 30hrs/week for 24 weeks at $15/hr.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2010

Start Date: May 3, 2010 or sooner

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The North York Harvest Food Bank is the second-largest food bank in Toronto, distributing more than 1.4 million pounds of food last year through 60 neighbourhood programs. An independent, charitable organization, it envisions a community where all members are able to meet their food needs. In 2009, more than 160,000 food hampers were provided to people living in northern Toronto, an area bounded by Hwy. 27, Steeles Avenue, Victoria Park Avenue, and St. Clair Avenue/Eglinton Avenue.

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The Position

-The Garden Coordinator will be responsible for supporting five to seven gardens in partnership with our member agencies. The work will involve planning and designing gardens in consultation with partner agencies, working closely with community members, and making connections between the gardens and the food bank programs that they support.

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Reporting Relationship:

-The Garden Coordinator reports to the Senior Manager, Community Engagement

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Key Responsibilities

  • Develop garden infrastructure within communities that are food insecure with a focus on small plot intensive cultivation techniques
  • Work closely with participating member agencies
  • Coordinate acquisition of garden materials (e.g. soil, compost, seeds, seedlings, equipment)
  • Work within a budget and facilitate donations of needed materials whenever possible
  • Plant seeds and seedlings
  • Cultivate leadership and gardening skills among food bank service users
  • Recruit and support volunteers across garden sites
  • Engage the broader community in environmental and food issues by coordinating educational workshops and end of season harvest festivals
  • Implement a suitable evaluation framework for these activities
  • Liaise with other stakeholders including broader garden networks
  • Winterize gardens at end of season
  • Conduct the above activities in a way that reinforces self-sustainability for future years
  • Other duties as required

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Working Women Community Centre

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In Partnership with Advent Lutheran Church

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Garden Coordinator - Oriole Peanut Community Garden
Working Women Community Centre is a community settlement agency providing community development, counseling, support groups, employment services, language, skills and employment training programs to immigrant women and their families. All staff of the agency are responsible for demonstrating support and commitment to the mandate and objectives of the Centre. Staff are expected to work in a spirit of cooperation and to actively promote harmonious relations.
Advent Lutheran Church is a multi-cultural Christian community providing English classes for newcomers to Canada, settling refugees, building community in the neighbourhood through music and the arts and encouraging the ecological well-being of the planet through organic urban agriculture and the development of the Oriole Peanut Community Garden.

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Job description: Garden Coordinator - Oriole Peanut Community Garden

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Status: Part Time, seasonal

Hours: 20 Hours per week April – September

....(Flexible hours and some evening/weekend work required, especially during the growing season)

Rate: $23.50 per hour

Reports to: Working Women Community Centre – Advent Lutheran Church Garden Oversight Committee

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RESPONSIBILITIES

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Works within a settlement and community development framework to meet the goals and objectives of the Peanut Community Garden project as follows:

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Works directly with newcomer gardeners to train and support them to:

  • Enjoy the earth through the cultivation of a personal garden plot.
  • Learn skills necessary for cultivating a garden bed such as turning soil, planting, differentiating between plants, weeding, harvesting, cultivating seeds, and returning their garden to the earth after harvest.
  • Understand themselves as part of a larger community of gardeners and interested neighbours.
  • Serve other gardens when needed by volunteering to help water.
  • Understand and adhere to the Oriole Peanut Garden Manners and Oriole Peanut Garden Rules.

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Supervises all areas of the garden, including:

  • Garden Shed, compost bins, grass, trees, water collection system, flower gardens, equipment, hoses and hose bibs, walkways.

Works with community gardeners and Garden Oversight Committee to plan, organize and implement activities related to the garden, including, but not limited to:

  • Gardener meetings, potlucks and cultural celebrations.
  • Summer student employee recruitment and support.
  • Garden Oversight Committee meetings.
  • Liaising with Advent Lutheran Church Property Manager.
  • Keeping all records related to membership, plots, meetings, etc.

Promotes and organizes education events for Gardeners on various aspects of organic gardening, including, but not limited to:

  • Saving Seeds, Mulching, Composting, Choosing plants for Garden Specific Zones, Taking Care of Worms, Dealing With a Damp Season / Hot Season, etc.

Actively builds and supports a mutually beneficial relationship between the community gardeners, Working Women Community Centre, Advent Lutheran Church, and the Toronto Community Garden Network (TCGN).

Acts as a liaison and promoter of the garden with various congregations and community groups who use Advent Lutheran Church throughout the week.

Collects and submits statistical and other information required for funder reports

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The Stop - Community Garden Assistants for 2010

(3 Full-time, 12 week contracts)

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Salary: $13.00 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours/week for 12 weeks

Start date: June 7th8th , 2010

Please submit your résumé by Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:00 p.m

thestop.org

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The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Stop runs an urban agriculture program at several sites, which include vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, naturalized gardens, and an outdoor bake oven. We are looking for people to assist our Urban Agriculture staff in maintaining the gardens, involving members of the community (volunteers, program participants, vulnerable adults, seniors, children and youths) and delivering educational programming.

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Note: These are HRSDC supported positions contingent on funding. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under, currently attending school full-time and returning to school full-time in the fall.

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Responsibilities:

Assist the Urban Agriculture staff in the following tasks:

  • Supporting volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, etc.)
  • Additional garden maintenance as needed
  • Operating a weekly pizza-making session at an outdoor bake oven
  • Conducting garden tours for visitors (individuals and groups)
  • Organizing special community events, field trips and workshops
  • Working with children and youth in garden-based educational programming
  • Designing and facilitating environmental education activities
  • Promoting the garden project with neighbours, potential volunteers and other members of the community

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Qualifications: Read More >>

The Stop - Community Kitchen Assistant for 2010

(12 week contract)

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Salary: $13.00 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours/week for 12 weeks

Start date: June 7th , 2010

Please submit your résumé by Friday, April 16, 2010 at 5:00 p.m

thestop.org

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The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Stop runs an urban agriculture program at several sites, which include vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, naturalized gardens, and an outdoor bake oven. We are looking for people to assist our Urban Agriculture staff in maintaining the gardens, involving members of the community (volunteers, program participants, vulnerable adults, seniors, children and youths) and delivering educational programming.

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Note: These are HRSDC supported positions contingent on funding. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under, currently attending school full-time and returning to school full-time in the fall.

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Responsibilities: Read More >>

Community Food Access Worker-March 2010

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The Riverdale Food Working Group (RFWG) is a vibrant, new group made up of community residents and local non-profit organizations:

South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Ralph Thornton Centre, Mustard Seed, Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre

that emerged out of a need to address food access and security issues in the South Riverdale community. The focus of the RFWG is to mobilize the community, especially marginalized populations, to access healthier and more sustainable food, and to educate and empower them to take ownership of their food system. The Community Food Access Worker will work with the groups to carry out its objectives.

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Community Food Access Worker

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Application Deadline: March 19, 2010

Please send your resume in confidence to:

  • -The Hiring Committee
  • -Community Food Access Worker
  • -South Riverdale Community Health Centre
  • -955 Queen Street East
  • -Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

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Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support the work of the Riverdale Food Working Group
  • Plan and implement the group objectives with its members
  • Strengthen existing community partnerships and explore new partnerships, particularly within the low-income neighbourhoods
  • Reach out to the community, act as a bridge to low-income communities and involve community residents
  • Provide support and act as a resource to local food access initiatives
  • Organize community–wide food events and festivals that will involve community organizations and residents
  • Assess community needs through ongoing surveys and evaluate RFWG activities
  • Explore additional sources of funding through grant proposals or fund-raising
  • Fulfill tasks related to the position (e.g. maintaining contact lists, scheduling meetings, communication)

Qualifications: Read More >>

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

FoodCycles, Toronto - Greenhouse Operations & Sales Coordinator, f/t (YEIP), and internship

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FoodCycles, Toronto is offering a job opportunity for a Greenhouse Operations & Sales Coordinator, f/t (YEIP), and internship

Interested candidates are asked to forward a current resume and cover letter to: torontocompost@gmail.com

Application deadline:

  • March 16th, 2010 at 5pm.
  • (may be extended to Mar 23, 2010 because of short notice given)
  • Start Date: April 1, 2010
  • Hours: 37.5

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Position: Greenhouse Operations and Sales Coordinator

Type: full-time, 9 month position [YEIP eligibility, details below]

Organization: FoodCycles Community Soil and Food Projects Inc.

foodcycles.org

Location: Toronto, Ontario

FoodCycles is offering a 9 month, full time Greenhouse Operations and Sales Coordinator position.

In this dynamic position, approximately 60% of your time you will:

  • Growing micro-greens, sprouts and salad and maintaining records
  • Worm husbandry including feeding, watering, harvesting the castings
  • Participate in our compost endeavors and monitor our outdoor compost piles
  • Sowing and tending to raised beds
  • Washing, cooling, and packaging produce for sale
  • Sales and delivery of produce
  • Support our educational programming by leading tours, working with volunteers and attending workshop
  • Assistance with CSA pick ups, market garden and CSA planning

40% of your time will be spent:

  • Assist with business development of our farm, attracting new local and restaurant customers
  • Maintaining current business relationships
  • Development of a marketing plan for our farmer’s market and implementing that plan to increase business
  • Creating marketing tools such as pamphlets, price lists, brochures and campaigns to increase awareness of both our project and produce
  • Maintain tool inventory and library, ensuring that the greenhouse and it’s tools and resources are kept clean and orderly

Special Requirements: Read More >>

The Cutting Veg
Rooted in Organic farming, The Cutting Veg runs a variety of programs aimed at cultivating personal, social, environmental, and economic health. In addition to growing and distributing Organic Produce, we also run the Global Garlic Project, growing over a dozen varieties of garlic from around the world. Through our Food Coaching services, TCV offers garden & composting project support, educational workshops & urban farming internships, and food-career counselling.
  • Field Manager Job Description

Primary Goal: Cultivation of 3 acres of land to produce mixed produce for Community Supported Agriculture Programs and Farmers Markets

Primary Activities:

  • 1. Coordinate Interns and Volunteers to carry out necessary farm tasks
  • 2. Supervise Interns in their learning process, including regular one-on-one check-ins
  • 3. Volunteer Recruitment and weekly scheduling
  • 4. Facilitate CSA distribution once weekly
  • 5. Other General Tasks: Ongoing Communication with Program Director, Washing Harvest bins, Vehicle Support, Supply pick-ups and other errands, etc.

Weekly Schedule in Summary (40 hrs total):

  • 24 hours on Farm: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday mornings
  • 6 hours at CSA distribution site (one afternoon per week)
  • 10 hours admin (eg.farm scheduling, volunteer recruitment) and errands

Compensation:

  • $1600-2000/month from May – October, depending on experience
  • Two weeks vacation (to be paid as normally)
  • Abundance of Produce

Qualifications:

  • Phenomenal social-skills and experience managing & coordinating people
  • Experience farming mixed produce
  • Commitment to balance and wellness in one’s own life

To apply:

www.thecuttingveg.com
"Cultivating Personal, Social, Environmental, and Economic Health through Organic Agriculture."
The Greener Side
The Greener Side has been active since 2007 in the research, development and application of sustainable gardening approaches including:
  • 1. vermi-composting and thermophilic composting
  • 2. edible landscaping including raised bed and vertical planter growing
  • 3. organic inputs including aerated compost tea and recycled organic waste
  • 4. common sense technologies such as hand tools, motorless lawn machinery used vehicles and recycled containers
  • 5. edible-ornamental integrated gardens that maximize the available space and express the clients aesthetic.
We are committed to furthering knowledge and experience of the industry by actively training new gardeners. We are currently in the hiring process to apprentice new employees through the Humber College Horticultural Technician Program.
2010 apprenticeship/ job placements

For now, we are looking to fill 2 positions 2010:

  • Urban Edible Gardener and
  • Horticultural Apprentice.

Please see our weblog for detailed listings on our 2 job postings. You can always check back in May for any part time or full time seasonal work.

www.thegreenerside.ca
The Greener Side
The Greener Side has been active since 2007 in the research, development and application of sustainable gardening approaches including:
  • 1. vermi-composting and thermophilic composting
  • 2. edible landscaping including raised bed and vertical planter growing
  • 3. organic inputs including aerated compost tea and recycled organic waste
  • 4. common sense technologies such as hand tools, motorless lawn machinery used vehicles and recycled containers
  • 5. edible-ornamental integrated gardens that maximize the available space and express the clients aesthetic.
We are committed to furthering knowledge and experience of the industry by actively training new gardeners. We are currently in the hiring process to apprentice new employees through the Humber College Horticultural Technician Program.

Edible Gardening Position/ Opportunity

For the upcoming 2010 season we are looking for a handy, entrepreneurial and hard working individual who wants to work alongside and as a partner with The Greener Side.
  • We are looking for an edible garden specialist. Jobs details include: planter/site design, install and on-going maintenance. We are requesting that serious applicants who are committed to this new emerging industry apply only. Experience on farms, community gardens and/or backyard gardening a must. This is a part time position.
  • We have a living space available that could be integrated into a work arrangement. Think of a traditional farming work/living arrangement, just in the city. Position would include a full work week in exchange for room and board and income. Additional hours on top of the 2 or 3 days performing edible gardening tasks would include watering on site seedlings, loading and unloading the truck, assisting with clients foliar fertilizing as well as miscellaneous projects associated with our ornamental-edible garden business.

We are located at Glen Cairn and Caledonia, we currently grow on 2250 sq ft on 2 properties as our after-work hobby.

Applications will be received until end February. Work season starts end of March/ early April.

Please email to Chris MacLuckie at info@thegreenerside.ca

www.thegreenerside.ca

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