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Horticulture/Gardening Assistant

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Job Order #: 5932039

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Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
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Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
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Graham Goff
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The Gardening Assistant position at the SFBLC works with the Agriculture Coordinators. They are responsible for assisting with day-to-day maintenance of the Garden Patch, including planting, harvesting, mulching, composting, and watering. You work toward a well-maintained garden; a collaborative and engaged work culture; and a productive source of fresh produce for our community.

Terms of Employment:
Contract. Full Time (37.5 hours weekly between September 1st and October 31st, 2022)
Wage: $16.00/hour

Job Duties:
Food production tasks at the Garden Patch, including:
Manual labor related to sustainable food production such as garden planning, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, composting, mulching, etc.;
Collecting accurate records on harvest weight, irrigation levels, and planting.
Site maintenance tasks, including:
Ensuring the Garden Patch is well maintained, clean, safe, organized, and welcoming for staff;
Site improvement projects such as spreading bark mulch or building raised beds;
Organizing and maintaining project supplies;
Ensuring garbage and recycling are properly sorted and disposed of.
Contribute to an empowering and inclusive environment where coworkers are treated with respect and dignity.
Other duties as required to contribute to the mission of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

Work Environment:
Working outdoors in most weather conditions (rain, heat, cold).

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and work 8 hour shift of manual labour.
Experience working in garden/farm setting an asset.
Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19 including booster shot.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Working with others
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not applicable
Specific Skills
 - Remove litter and garbage
 - Plant bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees
 - Lay sod or seed
 - Cut grass
 - Cart and spread topsoil and other materials
 - Assist with landscape constructions
 - Rake/ collect refuse
 - Water lawns/gardens
Work Setting
 - Landscape maintenance
 - Farm
Work Location Information
 - Urban area
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Repetitive tasks
 - Physically demanding
 - Manual dexterity
 - Hand-eye co-ordination
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Walking
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
Work Site Environment
 - Outdoors
 - Noisy

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