[Sust-mar] Urban Greenhouse - Lead Food Grower, p/t, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Position: Lead Urban Greenhouse Food Grower (Part-Time/Term) http://GoodWork.ca/962513
Organization: Hope Blooms Inc.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Part time: 20 hrs. Per week
Term: 8-month duration with possible extension
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, responsible for the design and facilitation of the youth and adult greenhouse program
Soil and nutrient management
Identification and organic management of plant pests
Optimization and management of water, light and temperature
Crop production plans
Design and delivery of innovative, engaging workshops with youth
Organizing and supervising a team of youth workers, volunteers, and junior leaders
Facilitating leadership workshops for youth in junior leader roles (1 time per week)
Delegating agricultural maintenance duties and taking lead responsibility in ensuring food production efficiency (including, crop planning, planting, fertilization scheduling, organic pest control, harvesting)
Collaborating with other community youth and food organization within Halifax to:
Make presentations to groups regarding program strategies and successes
Build relationships with families and other community members
Be available evenings and weekends as required
Practical experience in organic horticultural production systems, both greenhouse and garden with knowledge/ interest in vertical farming/ hydroponics
Experience in facilitating workshops and other group-?learning formats
Outstanding communication skills: written, verbal and listening
Experience working with urban youth will be considered an asset
Interest in and commitment to the community social enterprise model will be considered an asset
Experience working with groups and ability to work in a fast-?paced environment
Ability to work un-?supervised and independently, as well as part of a team
Cultural competency (experience working in diverse communities)
Commensurate with skills and experience.
Please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
info at hopeblooms.ca
subject: Lead grower position
No telephone calls, please.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
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