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posted January 26, 2009
Application deadline: Thursday February 12, 2009 @ 5:00 pm EST.
Start date: late-March
Location: Parkdale, Toronto, Canada
Greenest City is a community-based organization dedicated to solutions that inspire diverse communities to green Toronto. Our innovative programs connect people to local food, to each other, and to opportunity. In the past three years Greenest City has focussed on growing local food and local leaders as a key to healthy community development in Parkdale. In 2008, Greenest City was one of 10 organizations chosen to receive The Wellesley Institute's "10 in 10" Urban Health Award that recognizes the "unsung" heroes that have made a significant contribution to the health of urban communities in the GTA from 1998-2008.
Greenest City has four integrated program streams: urban agriculture, youth, healthy communities and jobs & skills. Programs focus on making Parkdale a more food secure & sovereign neighbourhood. The Urban Agriculture Manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of the urban agriculture program.
Urban Agriculture Program
The Greenest City urban agriculture program seeks to promote urban agriculture in Parkdale, engage volunteers, and connect people to each other and to food. Urban agriculture components include three community gardens, the H.O.P. E. (Healthy Organic Parkdale Edibles) garden (a plotted garden), the Milky Way (a market garden), and the Dunn Garden (a programmed garden for youth and public education). In addition, we also maintain several native plant gardens, work with the local high school to support their garden, run workshops, field trips, and an in-depth youth leadership program.
Salary: approximately $32,000 (pro-rated)
Hours: 40 hours/wk
Start date: late-March 2009
(full-time, 8-month contract, with possibility of extension. It is our intention to turn this into a year-round position)
Please submit your cover letter and résumé by Thursday February 12th at 5:00 p.m. to:
Director of Development
c/o Masaryk Cowan CRC
220 Cowan Ave, Toronto ON, M6K 2N6
or e-mail Graeme Hussey at email@example.com
We will not accept late applications.
Greenest City is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.