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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Be a Youth Green Squad member!

6 full-time positions, 8-week contract

Greenest City is coordinating a project called From the Ground UP. The initiative is centred around a new community food garden in Parkdale, and employs youth as garden workers and environmental leaders.

*Note: this is an HRSDC funded position. Applicants must be 15 – 30 years of age, currently attending school and returning to school in the fall.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the creation and upkeep of a community food garden in Parkdale, with responsibilities that would include hands-on training in turning soil, planting, watering, weeding, mulching, harvesting, etc
  • Attend training sessions on ecological gardening skills
  • Assist other community gardeners in the community garden
  • Assist residents of supportive housing in Parkdale to create vegetable gardens in their backyards
  • Assist in the organizing of public workshops on ecological gardening skills, and where possible/desired take a leadership role in the delivery of such workshops
  • Attend training sessions on urban cycling safety, bike repair, and riding with a cargo trailer
  • Harvest food from the garden and attend group meals where fresh produce is used, participate in cooking the food at these group meals
  • Harvest and deliver food by bike trailer to community kitchens in Parkdale serving those in need
  • Assist in the preparation of food at community kitchens in Parkdale

Qualifications:

  • Interest in environmental issues
  • Interest in gardening
  • Interest in taking on a leadership role in the community
  • Ability and willingness to ride a bike
  • Ability to speak a language used in the South Parkdale community would be considered a strong asset

Salary: $8.75 per hour, full-time for 8 weeks
Start date: late June, 2008.

Please write one-page letter saying why you’re interested in the position, your qualifications, what languages you speak, and your contact information, by Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. to:

Hiring Committee, Greenest City c/o Masaryk Cowan CRC, 220 Cowan Ave, TO, M6K 2N6 or email to: gelek[at]greenestcity.ca
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.

The Youth Green Squad of 2007

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