The Urban Farm Assistant will help in the market garden, community garden and market stand of Common Roots-Woodside at Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth and Common Roots BiHi in Halifax (one person for each site).

Eligibility: In order to apply, the individual needs to be between 15 and 30 years old, a Canadian citizen, permenant resident or have refugee status and have a SIN number.

Individuals who identify as Indigenous, African Nova Scotian, Black and/or racialized are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Hours: 35 hours/week at $17.00/hour for 8 weeks with the possibility of an extension.  Start date is June 17th . 


  • Help with garden bed preparation, seeding, cultivation and harvest.
  • Interact with community gardeners, creating a supportive and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Help with washing and preparation of produce and flowers for sale.
  • Help with market stand

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

Drivers license and access to a vehicle is an asset but not a requirement of the job.  

Please note, interpreters can be made available for interview and training for this position.

Deadline for applications: Sunday June 2nd. Please send a cover letter and resume to  with ‘Urban Farm Assistant’ in the subject line.  Please specify your preference for the Dartmouth or Bihi site, if you have one. 

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