This position is a partnership between Fresh Roots, Grandview Woodland Food Connection, Farm to School BC and the Public Health Association of BC to support school gardens across Vancouver during the summer when school is out.
You will help to maintain, grow and harvest food growing in schoolyard gardens. That means weeding, watering, planting, and planning. It can also mean hosting volunteer work parties. You’ll harvest food that’s ready to share with neighbours and students, bring the bounty to food security organizations and take some home for yourself.
You are a self-starter who loves to be outside. You’ll be working with a small team and by yourself at different schools across East Vancouver. You are a keen gardener already and feel comfortable working outside through the summer. You will be able to learn and grow in this role, as garden mentors will help provide support and be available to teach and answer questions.
In all, you’ll grow a stupendous garden and get it ready for the school year to come!
How to Apply
Submit a short cover letter (500 words) and resume through this site. Review of applications will begin May 1st.
Fresh Roots is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
About Fresh Roots
We believe in Good Food for All! Fresh Roots cultivates educational farms and programs where students dig in to meaningful connections with land, food, and each other, inspiring communities to build just food systems. We steward ½ acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Our fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as hands-on outdoor classrooms for over 5000 students each year.
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