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Job Order #: 5274101

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Regina Public Interest Research Group
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May 1- October 4
Completed at least some post-secondary
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Regina Public Interest Research Group

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Naomi Beingessner

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The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) is a student-run, student-funded non-profit organization dedicated to community-based research, education, action and awareness in the public interest.

We are seeking a knowledgeable and self-motivated student to supervise and coordinate the second year of the RPIRG Green Patch, the third garden in Reginas Edible Campus project.  

Organizing garden plot contents and leading spring planting.  
Recruiting and managing volunteers for garden planting and harvesting.
Ensuring the general maintenance of the garden, including following-up with volunteer work.
Supervising the harvest, and coordinating distribution between volunteers and community partners.
Participating in garden committee and steering committee meetings, including creating bi-monthly activity reports.
Establishing contacts and maintaining communication with students, campus groups, U of R faculty, and community groups for the purpose of outreach and community awareness.
Developing and delivering or coordinating workshops and lessons related to the garden
Producing a post-harvest report with a summary of activities and recommendations for future years of the project.  


Knowledge of:
Planting seasons and ideal growing conditions for various plants and vegetables in Saskatchewan
Garden upkeep and maintenance, including watering, pruning, weeding, etc.  
Volunteer management, recruitment, and retention

Interest in, and willingness to work in a leadership role with student and community volunteers
Experience planting and harvesting a variety of plants and vegetables
Self-motivated, ability to work without supervision, while taking directions from a committee
Computer skills (internet, word processing, spreadsheets)
Excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to raise awareness about the garden in various capacities
Hours of Work: 20 hours per week


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
 - Not applicable
Additional Skills
 - Maintain financial and production records
Specific Skills
 - Plant, cultivate and harvest crops
 - Determine amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
Type of Farm Operations
 - Horticultural field crop


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