Job Opening! Roots to Harvest Community Grower

Roots2Harvest-logo.pngRoots to Harvest is looking for a dynamic, hard working individual to take the lead on the production of fruits and vegetables at multiple urban agriculture sites, assist with training of summer participants and coordinate with local seed savers.

The Community Grower position is located in Thunder Bay. This is an 8-month position from March 2019 -October 2019. 40 hours a week. Wage is $18 per hour. Click here to read the full job posting.

Roots to Harvest is a small, grassroots organization that is still maturing and coming into its own. Roots to Harvest seeks to create meaningful opportunities to employ and engage young people using food and agriculture as the medium to connect with the community and each other. They are a small staff and every position involves elements of organizational development and maintenance.

If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced, multifaceted, energizing, and rewarding work environment that will push you every single day, then Roots to Harvest wants to hear from you!

Key Roles:

  • Develop Lillie St. Urban Farm growing site according to site plan (with modifications possible);
  • In cooperation with Program Facilitator Lead, deliver agriculture skills training to Seasonal Horticultural Outdoor Workers;
  • Maintain clear growing records; - Coordinate harvesting and sales of vegetables through weekly markets, restaurants and wholesale orders;
  • Maintenance and repair of farm equipment and machinery;
  • Coordinate with Lakehead University Agricultural Research Station (LUARS) to assist with seed saving trials and community engagement (note: this site is maintained as a partnership between Roots to Harvest, Lakehead University, the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security and Superior Seed Producers);
  • Annual seed orders;
  • Develop and implement community outreach/workshops on gardening skills;
  • Coordinate with community partners to complete the aims of Roots to Harvest projects;
  • Assist fundraising initiatives, grant writing and communications where needed.

If you are interested in this position, pease submit one PDF file containing a resume, references and cover letter to info(at)rootstoharvest.org by 4:00 pm on Feb 6th, 2019. If selected, this position includes a 3- month trial period to confirm that you are a good fit.

Roots to Harvest is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace.

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