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About the Position
Position Number: 2127
Position Title: Community Cultivator- Garden Support Volunteers
Organization Name: Ecosource
Area(s) of Interest: Environment & Conservation, Education & Learning, Recreation & Sports, Seasonal Support, Food Services
Position Description: This program requires a commitment for the whole growing season (March to October), and includes:

- Weekly 2-hour sessions tending to an Ecosource community garden from May to October
- Regular training sessions on small-scale sustainable agriculture (4 in all)
- Ongoing onsite evaluations of progress in cultivation/growth of the gardens' plantings (team/individual feedback)
- Community events, including garden potlucks, cooking workshops and a farm trip
- New friends and social connections will be made

Sign up for one of the following Weekly sessions:

Churchill Meadows Community Garden
3715 Thomas St.
Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Malton Community Garden,
3540 Morning Star Dr.
Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Parkway Green Generation Garden
385 Meadows Blvd.
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Hilary Community Garden.
5070 Fairwind Dr.
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hancock Community Garden
2151 Camilla Rd.
Thursdays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Garden of the Valley
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.
Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SEASONAL OPPORTUNITY - PLEASE APPLY ASAP, preferably before our first training session (March 27), and no later than April 30, 2019.
Training Details: Contact Laura Penney at lpenney@ecosource.ca to learn more about this program.

The first Orientation and training session will take place at Ecosource on March 27 from 5pm-7pm.

Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.
Time Commitment: Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Anytime
Duration: Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Special Event Start Date: 2019-03-27
Special Event End Date: 2019-10-31
Time Detail: Community Cultivators will be divided into small garden teams assigned to one of our 6 community gardens. We will try to assign garden locations based on where you live.

Cultivators will attend 1 weekly maintenance session at their assigned garden and 1 monthly garden training session with all cultivators together on a monthly basis from May until October.
Min Age: 13
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
Location: Ecosource, Fairwind Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace
How to Apply
Accessibility: Community Cultivators will work in our community gardens which are located in City of Mississauga parks and therefore vary greatly in the terrain. Some garden sites are more accessible than others, including a few with wheelchair accessible garden beds. We can assign sites with individual needs taken into consideration.
Email: Send an Email Message
How to Contact
Website: http://www.ecosource.ca
Contact: Laura Penney
Phone: 905 274 6222 Ext. 310
Address: Ecosource, c/o St. Hilary Elementary School, 5070 Fairwind Drive (2nd Floor), Mississauga, L5R 2N4

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