Nova Scotia Environment


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.


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 Please attach a current résume and cover letter to your application form.)

Please send applications by email or fax. Fax: 902.424.3571; email

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


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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