Nova Scotia Environment

CALL FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps – Positions for Wolfville, NS

The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC), a program of Nova Scotia Environment, has been in operation since 1989. The NSYCC provides Nova Scotian youth age 17 – 24 with training and employment opportunities in the environmental field, while providing services to Nova Scotian communities for the enhancement of the local environment.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants should:

· be able to do physically demanding work

· be interested in food, farming, plants and/or vegetables

· be interested in learning about interactions between agriculture and environmental issues

· have a keen interest in community development and education

· be willing to work outdoors under a variety of weather conditions

· be between the ages of 17 and 24

· have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· be team players

Position Description: Crew-members will work with the Acadia Environmental Society to create and manage an organic garden on the Acadia University campus, the operations of which would be divided between production for the university cafeteria and plots of land available to community members. This is a community-outreach project designed to create interaction among students, faculty, and the Wolfville community.

There are four positions available, and they all last from June 30th through August 29th 2008 (9 weeks). The Rate of Pay is $9.15/hour, 35 hr/week.

To Apply: Interested persons must complete a NSYCC Application for Employment Form (available on the website at http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/youth/docs/NSYCC-Application.pdf. Please attach a current résume and cover letter to your application form.)

Please send applications by email or fax. Fax: 902.424.3571; email nsycc@gov.ns.ca

Apply before June 2nd at 4 pm or call (902)697-2753 and ask for Hillary or Alex.

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The Acadia Community Farm began in the spring of 2008 with the vision of providing local, organic produce to the dining hall at Acadia University, while also serving as a community garden. The Farm has grown to become an educational community centre for the exchange of knowledge surrounding gardening, food, and sustainable agriculture. Explore the site to find out more or stop by the Farm for a visit!

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Soon these flowers will be delicious fruit 🍓🍎. . Our strawberry patch is a newer addition to the farm. A big thank you to Sadie for her donation allowing us to purchase strawberry plants to fill five beds!
Just picked up some composted manure for bed prep and transplanting next week! This gardeners gold was sourced from Sutton Hill Stables just down the road! As usual Anna our farm dog🐕 is supervising to make sure we get the job done right.
The Acadia Community Farm is excited to announce our first workshop of the 2019 season! Join us on Tuesday, June 11th 7:00pm at the Acadia Community Farm to learn more about growing a vegetable garden. Please RSVP sarah@acadiafarm.org
Farm delivery! 👩🏻‍🌾 You may see our farm coordinator biking around Wolfville this summer and fall with a trailer full of produce. Yesterday it was used to transport our seedlings 🌱 from the K.C. Irving Center greenhouse down to the farm. See if you can spot our garden coordinator biking delicious veggie up to Wheelock Dining Hall this fall 🍂 🚴🏻‍♀️
We’ve been lucky with two good days of weather in a row. Fingers crossed for another one tomorrow! Today we rotated our compost piles and set up two new compost bins. These were graciously donated to the farm by Environmental Sustainability students Chelsey and Daniella! The soil is just dry enough to start planting out some of our seedlings. Today we transplanted swiss chard, cabbage, and kale! 🥬
Happy Sunday! It looks like we have some sunshine this coming week 🌤. This means our cabbage, kale and swiss chard will finally be transplanted into the garden! 🥬

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