GARDEN EDUCATOR – Indigenous Program Leader Trainee

Contract Full Time @Green Thumbs Growing Kids in Paid Training
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  • Post Date : January 4, 2023
  • Salary: CA$20.00 / Hourly
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  • Job ID 21429

Job Description

Green Thumbs Growing Kids is a community-based non-profit organization bringing gardening into elementary schools, for children to learn about the environment and food through hands-on activities. We partner with a cluster of schools in the downtown East neighbourhoods of Regent Park, Cabbagetown and St. James Town.

You’ll bring gardening knowledge and experience with children into our school garden programs, which are usually connected to the Ontario curriculum.

You’ll help teach children about the land in some of the following ways:

  • Teaching children nouns in Anishinaabemowin or other Indigenous language, to name the trees and other plants in the garden, plant parts etc.
  • Teaching children how to grow trees from seed
  • Demonstrating how to respectfully interact with animals like worms and insects

Not only will you be teaching children, you will be learning every day and gaining new skills. If you have ever been interested in learning how to grow microgreens or how to maintain a compost bin, this is the job for you!

You will also get to work at our farmer’s market stall in Cabbagetown, selling produce that we grow on our green roof.

You’ll ideally have some experience in one or more of the following: landscaping, tree care, gardening, teaching, greenhouse maintenance.

You like children and can relate to a wide range of people.

Let us know what your favourite plant is when you apply!

You’ll work 35 hours/week, pay rate $20 +/hr.

Job starts ASAP, and is open till filled.

Send resume and cover letter in one document to:

You must be registered with Miziwe Biik:

(click on Client Registration to qualify).

No phone calls please.

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