Horticultural Technical Assistant
At the Ignatius Jesuit Centre
$14.00/hr for 30 hrs/week
8 weeks beginning ASAP
Historic courtyard garden maintenance as well as organic vegetable field development. Design and maintenance of a 1,500 sq. ft field and 500 sq. ft perennial tea garden with tasks including: watering, planting, grooming, transplanting, composting, soil amending, turf grass management, plant propagation, seed saving, harvesting and drying of produce, and plant identification.
Coordination and support of volunteers completing garden tasks, as well as other community volunteers such as new immigrants, refugees, individuals including seniors with physical or mental disabilities, marginalized and homeless youth or those from low income families learning horticultural skills. Assisting with Horticultural Therapy programs for participants learning horticultural and urban agricultural skills as part of a program which encourages healthy dietary habits and physical outdoor exercise to encourage the adaptation of healthy lifelong practices.
You are expected to be enrolled in an environmental science or related degree program such as organic agriculture, plant biology, ecology or horticulture to apply knowledge of environmental sciences, pest management, soil science and plant identification to the position. It is also recommended to have some background in organic gardening and community engagement.