Garden Maintenance

(We Grow Food)

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Position ID: V-OSH1268 Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021 Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactCarol Vandersanden, Garden Lead, We Grow Food; Phone: 905-439-2527 * 289-356-0191; Email:
DutiesGarden maintenance at one or more of the community gardens in Oshawa general garden and property care * build raised beds, paint * planting, watering, weeding, harvesting * food storage
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BenefitsEnjoy the outdoors with We Grow Food from May to October * learn everything about how to grow food and how to manage a neighbourhood garden * opportunity to help map out and design the garden in the early part of the season * learn about all the perennial herbs and how they can be used * be part of creating a safe inclusive space for the whole community * learn how to transform grass to edible gardens * Farm the city
ClientsEveryone is included in the gardens
Ages2 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups ; Court-ordered community service hours
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Gardening / Yard Work ; Harvesting Assistance
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months) - 6 months ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - 4 months ; Gardens run from May to October * addition of the new green house running through to December
Interaction LevelSolitary ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Some volunteers work on their own, based on their schedule * others work with a small group at scheduled times which will be posted on FB * those signed up are added to scheduler, add hours or see scheduled hours
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesSchedule is created for each of the gardens and is posted each week * generally we are in each garden 3-4 times a week * there are 3 gardens +1 to work in
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Fall ; Year Round ; Seedlings grown indoors at the green house, We Grow Food will now offer year round opportunities
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance - there is ample parking at South Patch and Carea. Alexandra's Bounty is street parking ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall - Accessible washrooms at Carea and South Patch * Alexandra's bounty use the accessible washrooms at Alexandra Park
LocationSouth Patch Garden, 863 Glen St, Oshawa * Alexandra's Bounty, 364 Simcoe St N * Carea, 115 Grassmere
Number of PositionsOshawa 
36 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Gardens open in May * all dates posted on FB ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Car pool available
Application Deadline30 Apr 2019
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameWe Grow Food
Office Phone905-439-2527
Address & Map
Durham Region, ON
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Mailing Addressc/o Carol Vandersanden 
366 Leslie St 
Oshawa, ON L1G 5H9

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