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MAY 2014

Annual General Meeting 5/14/2014 Green Wood Coalition Annual General Meeting All members & guests welcome Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:30 pm at St. John's Parish Hall Pine St., Port Hope, ON

Green Wood Coalition in Port Hope is accepting applications for the position of Community Garden Assistant. The Community Garden Assistant will provide support and encouragement to persons with disabilities while managing the care and harvest of its community garden in Port Hope, as well as ongoing community activities.

POSITION DETAILS: Part-time Summer Student Position, 32 hours per week

DURATION: Beginning May 26th, 2014 & ending July 5th, 2014

SALARY: Adult Minimum Wage.

LOCATION: Port Hope (John St. & Peter St.)

HOURS OF WORK: 30 hours/week. Flexibility in hours of work will be required. Weekly, evening work and some weekend work will be required

The successful candidate must:

-Be enrolled as a full-time student for the fall of 2014

-Possess good communication skills, both written and verbal

-Be able to work flexible hours

-Be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and in a team setting

-Have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation

-Possess some knowledge of gardening and food preparation and/or a willingness to learn


- Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

- Job task planning and organizing

- Critical thinking

- Decision making

- Problem solving

- Working with others

- Oral communication

-First Aid & CPR is an asset

This position is part of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada's Canada Summer Jobs program. Please ensure that you meet these requirements before applying.



As the growing season approaches, we are able to offer several, individual rental plots in our community garden on Peter Street in Port Hope. A small number of these 4' X 8' raised beds will be available to members of the public for a low annual fee, and agreement with our shared values.

Our garden is a place that encourages:

1. Enjoyment of the outdoors and Creation.

2. Making of friendships.

3. Building of community spirit.

4. Physical connection to the land.

5. Learning about natural, sustainable growing methods.

6. Planting, tending and harvesting of food crops.

7. Sharing of fresh, healthy vegetables.

8. Satisfying, rewarding labour.

9. Respect for one another and for nature.

10. Celebration whenever possible.

11. Enjoyment of the outdoors and Creation.

The Green Wood garden is one piece of a larger community initiative that provides shoulder-to-shoulder support for individuals and families who are living with issues related to poverty. Our site is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Tiffany Wolters of Ganaraska Animal Clinic, and her husband, Doug Wolters.

We are incredibly saddened to share the news that our dear friend, and Green Wood Board Member, Loretta Fraser, passed away in Oshawa on Thursday May 1, 2014. Loretta was also an active volunteer with hospice, and St. Vincent de Paul. Our love and condolences go out to Loretta's husband, Ross Fraser, their children and grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements can be found here.

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