We’re Hiring! Urban Farming Assistant & Education Program Officer

Vancouver, BC 1 position available Name of Organization: Farmers on 57th Location: Main location at 57th @ Heather Street & Growing Eden Garden @ Bobolink Park Start Date: Flexible, ideally on or before July 5 with last possible end date of September 3, 2022 Hours offered: Tuesday to Saturday, 30 hrs/week for 6-11 weeks for a total possible 330 hours depending on start date Compensation: $15.65/ hour + vacation pay.  This is a Canada Summer job posting, so the successful applicant must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment be a Canadian citizen,…

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We’re Hiring! Canada Summer Jobs

Hey folks, we have the pleasure and privilege to offer part-time urban farming assistant jobs again this summer, thanks to the federally-funded Canada Summer Jobs program. Candidates must be 30 years and under and meet other Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria. Do you enjoy working in the outdoors and want the opportunity to grow your passion for fresh grown veggies and urban farming? Do you want to develop skills working in the fields of outdoor education and communications, nurturing people’s connection to food, soil and each other? We are currently recruiting for 2 positions: Assistant Urban Farmer & Education Program…

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Hiring Summer Horticulturalist

Farmers on 57th|Assistant Urban Farmer & Horticultural Therapy Program Coordinator Vancouver, BC Name of Facility: Farmers on 57th: A Community Integrated Urban Farm Location: Main location at 57th @ Cambie Street; second satellite location at 7710 Nanaimo Street Start Date: Flexible start date, 8 weeks of full time employment (30 hours/ week). Start by July 1, 2019. Hours offered: 30 hrs/week Compensation: $13.85/hour. This is a 30 hour/week position for 8 weeks. This is a Canada Summer job posting, so the successful applicant must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment be a…

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Sharing Salad at Growing Eden

The last two Wednesdays I was immersed in the Growing Eden program, surrounded by the laughter of children and their mothers, and a lush thriving garden. We hunted for peas – secret green treasures hidden among green leaves. I held the plant steady while small hands pulled determinedly, until the pea pod popped free. Then we carefully placed each pea into the basket, and the hunt continued. Meanwhile, a cluster of mothers gathered kale and edible flowers. ‘You can eat flowers?’ led to a discussion about all the lesser known edible parts of the garden. We also harvested about a…

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Ephemeral Art at Growing Eden this Week

This week at Growing Eden, kids, moms, coordinators and volunteers created beautiful, ephemeral art using flower pedals, leaves, grass and branches we foraged for on site. Farmer’s on 57th Market Garden also donated a bunch of farm fresh flowers for our art and for families to take home. As the summer is heating up, it was a nice break from the sun. We sat together in the shaded walkway, decorating the pathway for ourselves and passers by to enjoy. We also had a delicious lunch today of quinoa veggie stew and broiled peached with vanilla ice cream! One of our weekly attending families…

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A bit about Growing Eden

Like the Market Garden and Garden Club at the Pearson Hospital, Growing Eden is very special and unique in its own way. This is a place primarily for children and their families to be together in the garden. Connected to Family Place, an ‘Early Years’ family support and parenting centre, a non-profit organization offering programs and services to families with children. Family Place  is similar to a drop-in preschool, where children are accompanied by their parents and participate in storey telling, arts and crafts, singing, snacks and other creative endeavours. (Learn more here) In the old parking lot of Family Place…

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Growing Eden: Painting with Beets

This Thursday was a blast in our South Vancouver Growing Eden garden. The kids picked beets and we made beet paint. Paint got everywhere: the ground, our hands and faces, basically anything in sight. Through it all the kids learned about growing beets, ate beets, and made the most brilliant colours you ever did see. Moms cleaned up the garlic harvest and prepared baskets of groceries to take home. Everyone went home with fully bellies of barbecued veggie and chicken skewers, potato salad and garden salad that we ate together under the dappled shade of the trees. Find out more about…

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