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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

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Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society

Schoolyard Student Farm Worker

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Good Food For All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. We enact this vision

by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological

stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards two ½ acre schoolyard

market gardens on school grounds in the heart of East and South Vancouver. The food

we grow is eaten in local school cafeterias, various Neighbourhood House food security

initiatives, and by neighbours. Our fields are hands-on learning classrooms; engaging

school communities and residents of Vancouver in addressing food security, community

health, and vocational skills development.

The Position

The Schoolyard Farm Worker grows Good Food For All. They are outside in the garden

planting, harvesting, weeding, and acting as stewards of our ecologically managed

urban farms. They will work under the supervision of our Farm Manager to ensure our

schoolyard farms are productive and welcoming spaces. The Schoolyard Farm Worker

will provide leadership to Farm Interns and volunteers to complete daily tasks on the

farm.

Required Qualifications

 Minimum 1 year growing experience in small-scale agricultural production

 A post-secondary student in the 2015/16 school year with intension of returning

in the fall

 Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all conditions

 Comfortable with spreadsheets, email communication, and record keeping

 Experience leading co-workers and volunteers in farming activities

 Able to communicate with diplomacy and respect with people of all cultures,

ages, and backgrounds

 Have a valid class 5 driver’s license and comfortable driving a delivery vehicle

 Have a smart phone and access to a computer

 Able to pass a criminal background check

Position Details

 Position begins as soon as possible and ends October 31, 2016

 Summer: 24 hrs/week, Fall: 16 hrs/week at $12/hr

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to

charlotte@freshroots.ca with your name and the name of the job position in the subject.

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately upon reception. We regret

that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be

contacted.

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Upcoming Doctoral Defences

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Friday, 18 March 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua
Department: Anthropology
Traversing the City: The Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires

Friday, 19 February 2016 – 9:00am – Room 200

Tathali Urueta Ortiz
Department: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Exploring Practice-Linked Identities Construction in Culturally Diverse Urban Youth Through an Intergenerational Garden-Based Learning Project

Upcoming Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities with the Indigenous Health Garden

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Upcoming Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Wednesday March 3rd, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 9th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 16th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Wednesday March 24th, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Thursday March 31st, 1:00-4:00PM: Garden Volunteer Session
  • Tuesday March 29th: Feast Bowl community meal hosting the Longhouse Student Lunch (info session about Indigenous Programs at UBC Farm)

How to volunteer for garden sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs or follow this map to find our garden.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: if you are new to the Feast Bowl, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form online so we can get to know you a bit better! Join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities with the Indigenous Health Garden

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Upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities
  • Wednesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden volunteer session
  • Tuesday October 27th, 1:30-4:30PM: Last garden volunteer session of 2015!
  • Wednesday October 28th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 25th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 16th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden sessions: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs or follow this map to find our garden.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: if you are new to the Feast Bowl, please fill out our volunteer sign-up form online so we can get to know you a bit better! Join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at or after 9:30AM to help us harvest or cook, or 12:30PM to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!

Note: if you plan to bring a large group, please let us know ahead of time at hannah.lewis@ubc.ca.

The Indigenous Health Garden: Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities

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Subscribe to the Indigenous Health Garden Newsletter: here

  • Thursday October 2nd, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Saturday October 4th-Sunday October 5th: Wild Salmon Convergence (details below)
  • Tuesday October 7th, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 10th, 1:00-4:00PM: Tobacco Pipe Mix Making workshop with the Medicine Collective – FULL, e-mail hannah.lewis@ubc.ca to join waiting list
  • Wednesday October 15th, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 17th, 11AM-2:00PM: Feast Bowl cooking for the event First Nations’ Perspectives on History, Food, and Health at the UBC Longhouse (details below)
  • Tuesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Wednesday October 29th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 19th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 18th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden work days: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs to find our garden here.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at 10:00AM to help us harvest, 11:00AM in the kitchen to help us cook, or 12:30PM in Sty-Wet-Tan hall to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!