Please note, this position will be funded through the Job Creation Partnership. To be eligible,
you must be unemployed, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You also must meet
one of the following:
– Have a current Employment Insurance (EI) claim
– Have had an EI claim that ended within the last 60 months
– Have been employed with gross insurable earnings of $2000 or higher annually in at
least 5 of the last 10 years.
Other criteria may apply

The Garden Engagement Coordinator will outreach and engage community members in our
garden project at the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth and generally help create a functioning,
supportive and welcoming atmosphere at the garden.

– Help coordinate community workshops, work parties, and celebrations in the garden.
– Support gardeners by facilitating the lending of tools, assisting them where needed, answering
questions and creating a welcoming atmosphere.
– Help build new beds for the community garden and common plots, and maintain the grounds and
gardens. This will include weeding, transplanting, watering, harvesting.
– Promote the garden and the pop-up market stand to the community
– Help to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers in the garden
– Create educational and promotional material for workshops and events. Create resource
materials for plotters and gardeners.

Applicants should be comfortable with outdoor physical work in all kinds of weather and be
interested in gardening, mental health, and working with people.

Deadline for applications:  Thursday April 18th
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; doing garden programming with hospital patients, and creating a space for gardening that’s supportive and welcoming. We currently have over 85 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.