The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s (SFBLC) Garden Patch is a 1.5 acre urban farm that grows 15-20,000 lbs. of food for distribution to the community in emergency food baskets. The Garden Patch is also a tool for community engagement that brings together 2,300 volunteers annually, including school groups, corporate teams, and community members to cultivate community in a welcoming space. Education is also critical to the success of the Garden Patch. Every year we offer free workshops, programs, and one-on-one mentorship that provides an opportunity community to learn and connection with food in the city.
As a valued member of the SFBLC team you understand and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities involved in the community sector and social profits. Your work is rooted in the principals of community development and is focused on building strength and engagement in our community. You recognize the gift of time from volunteers as critical to our well-being and success and strive to incorporate their perspectives into your work. You value life-long learning and the opportunity to further your personal and professional development. You value collaboration and teamwork, both internally and externally, and will contribute to an inclusive environment where all people are treated with respect and dignity.
The Garden Patch Horticulture/Gardening Assistant position at the SFBLC works with the Agriculture Coordinators. They are responsible for assisting with day-to-day maintenance of the Garden Patch, including planting, harvesting, mulching, composting, and watering. The Garden Patch Horticulture/Gardening Assistant will occasionally be required to direct on-site volunteers and assist with delivering programming, activities, and tours to garden visitors under the supervision of the Education and Agriculture Coordinators. You work toward a well-maintained garden; a collaborative and engaged work culture; and an excellent volunteer experience.
To apply please send Cover Letter and Resume to the hiring manager, Danika Newson, Garden Patch Project Manager at:
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April 21st, 2021
Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.