Back To Our Roots Urban Farm: Garden Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Please note: Applicants to this position must be EI eligible**

Job Description

The Garden Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will outreach to those who don’t yet know about Back To Our Roots and engage those who are already involved.

Duties will include:

–          Manage the tool shed and provide on-site support and education for gardeners and community members.

–          Help to maintain the gardens.

–          Help organize community events such as summer picnics, harvest party, and BBQs

–          Promote Back To Our Roots

–          Help to develop and manage new markets for garden produce.

Work on some weekends and evenings will be required.

30 hours per week, mid May until mid October.

Deadline for applications:  Thursday May 4th  

Please send cover letter and resume to


About Back To Our Roots

Back To Our Roots Urban Farm is a community garden and market garden on the grounds of the Nova Scotia Hospital, which serves mental health and addictions patients.

BTOR uses gardening as a way to promote physical, mental and environmental health. We do this by providing community gardening space; offering skills training and educational workshops; making healthy, ecologically-grown food more accessible to community members, hospital clients and staff; and creating a space for gardening that’s supportive and welcoming.

We currently have over 50 community plots that are used by community members, hospital staff and patients.  We also have a market garden that grows food for the hospital and community; and common plots that are a space for the general public to explore, learn and sample from.


**Eligibility Information

To be eligible, you must be unemployed and show that you need work experience to get hired. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally entitled to work in Canada.  As well, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • have a current Employment Insurance (EI) claim
  • have had an EI claim that ended within the last five years
  • have had an EI claim for maternity or parental benefits within the past five years, then remained out of the job market to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, and now want to re-enter the labour force



Hillary Lindsay

Coordinator of Back to Our Roots Urban Farm

Office: 902 464 7083