Full-time, 37.5 hr/wk; $17.50/hour
April-November 2018, must be 30 or under
Position involves fostering an inclusive, welcoming community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers)
The position involves assisting with all aspects of this community development project, including:
- event planning and promotion of community events (including the use of social media)
- the preparation and serving of meals for events,
- guided farm and trail walks,
- preparing the grounds and Langford Schoolhouse for events,
- management of the community garden plots,
- teaching about:
- organic farming and gardening techniques, restorative and ecological farming, sustainable land use practices to encourage biodiversity, farming and climate change, local threats to farmland, and
- the identification of native and edible plant species, and cultural variation in the use of these plants.
The project is designed to:
- create an inclusive welcoming rural community for newcomers (including migrant farmworkers),
- Introduce participants to organic farming philosophy and practices,
- help participants to identify local medicinal and edible plants,
- share knowledge about how other cultures use plants,
- familiarize participants with local rail trail systems and the Grand River waterways, and
- educate about the protection of farmland and the ecosystem.
To qualify, you must also:
- have graduated with a Canadian post-secondary degree/diploma,
- be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- be 30 years or younger when you start the internship, and
- not have participated in any other Youth Employment Strategy programs (ie. Career Focus).
Please send a resume and cover letter to the Langford Conservancy.
Applications Due by March 28 to ella@Lconserv.org
Assets: driver's license and car, fluent in another language (particularly Arabic and Spanish), some experience in simple bike repairs