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Position Number: 2479
Position Title: Young Urban Growers
Organization Name: Ecosource
Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Audio & Visual Production, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Food Services
Position Description: Are you interested in food and urban agriculture? Would you like to help develop our new food PODCAST, grow food for local food banks, cook meals with others, or increase awareness of local food in our community?

'Young Urban Growers' is a food group for youth (ages 15-25) in Peel. Each month, we will meet to learn about and discuss local food and urban agriculture topics. Credit towards '40 hours' available for secondary school students.

If you are over 25 years old, consider joining us as a FOOD MENTOR.

E-mail Ecosource (below) to learn more about 'Young Urban Growers'.

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Our next meeting for Young Urban Growers will be on July 10th. We will be joined by an two local podcast experts who will teach us the fundamentals of starting a podcast. We will also have a chance to explore what citizen science is and how it will be used in our garden this summer. Space is limited, please RSVP at rsingh@ecosource.ca

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Goal of Position: Ecosource is an environmental education charity in Ontario serving children, youth, adults, and families with a focus on improving access to environmental engagement for marginalized communities. Since 1979, we have expanded from Mississauga into other areas of Peel region and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability education, nature connection, and youth leadership.

'Young Urban Growers' learn together, and share skills and knowledge to help raise awareness of local food in our community. We hope to empower youth to take action for the environment by creating a food PODCAST and leading community events.
Position Benefits: You will have the following valuable opportunities:
> Enhance your sustainable urban agriculture and social enterprise skills
> Contribute to our PODCAST series and citizen science initiatives
> Learn to cook with local (incl. organic) produce
> Lead educational workshops for the community (plus 'network', build your contacts, connections)
> Share food and knowledge with youth and mentors from Peel
> Secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement
Training Details: All Young Urban Growers will receive mentorship and training throughout the year. Our NEXT MEETING will take place on JULY 10, 2019, when we will learn the fundamentals of starting a podcast and citizen science initiative. You are welcome to join Young Urban Growers at any point in the year.
Position Qualifications: ● 'Young Urban Growers' must live in Mississauga, Caledon or Brampton
● Youth 15 to 25 years of age are eligible
● You must have a passion for food, PLUS a willingness to learn!
● Punctuality/reliability required
● Experience with 'social media' welcome (eg. podcasts)
● Commitment for the growing through harvesting season preferred, but not required
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Any Duration
Time Detail: FLEXIBLE work schedule

Once you commit, we request consistent attendance/adherence to the schedule that has been arranged.
Start Date: 2019-04-30
End Date: 2019-12-31
Min Age: 15
Ideal for: Individual, Placement & Co-Op Students, Newcomers
Location: Various locations in Peel region
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Police Check: No
Accessibility: Partially Accessible Workspace, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Unknown
Special Accommodations: If you require accommodations at volunteering locations, please e-mail rsingh@ecosource.ca
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Social Media
Website: http://www.ecosource.ca
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EcosourceGreen
Twitter: http://twitter.com/EcosourceGreen
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH6znVn4QSjr5XY8LLbPP9w
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