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May. (finally)

Mudder’s Day: a celebration of local plants, earth, and mothers was yesterday, and despite the inclement weather, the event was faaaaaantastic.  Good work everyone!  Wow.

So, mid-May.  We have just confirmed two paid positions for the garden this summer.  I, Jayme have been approved for the garden developed positions, and we are hiring for a garden coordinator.  The job posting is below.  Please do spread it into the reaches of the city.

This week (may 13), we are in the greenhouse on Tuesday again, then out to the garden to do a cleanup.  Next tuesday (may 20) we can do some seeding and transplanting and gussying up the garden.

After that, I am not sure if we want to do a garden party in the Last week in May, (27th) or do it the next week (June 3) as part of BIKE WEEK.  Then we will have our new staff too!   I will keep you’all posted.  Garden party:  if anyone wants to play some music, or help out with food, or bring some activity or something, leeme know.

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******* please forward far and wide*******************

Job Posting:
Community Garden Coordinator

Seemore Green Collective Garden (Dalhousie Campus) c/o NSPIRG

30 hours/week.  $10/hr.

Job Description:
To help organize and actuate a series of workshops and events through  Seemore Green Community Garden.  Tasks include maintaining the weblog, making posters, helping get together workshop materials, coordinating speakers and groups.

Skills needed:
This position would be best filled by someone competent on a computer, well organized, energetic, inquisitive, with good social skills and a sense of humor.   Gardening skills not necessary, but the willingness to learn, with a passion for food security, ecological resilience, social and environmental justice is desired.  NSPIRG has an anti-oppression framework, so the candidate needs to be willing to engage in the some personal reflection regarding power and privilege.

Parameters:
Successful candidate needs to be a full-time student, returning to school full-time in the fall, between the ages of 18-30, wanting to develop skills in this line of work.   Candidates who express a sincere interest in returning to this position next year will be given priority.  Also, along with our anti-oppression framework, we are committed to hiring under-represented and marginalized groups.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by 5pm Monday May 19th, 2008.  email:  garden (at) nspirg (dot) org

Start date: Monday May 26th.  End date:  August 22.

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