GROW A ROW Garden Coordinator, Part time contract

Job description –  2013

Sponsor:  Sooke Region Food CHI Society

Location: Sunriver Community Gardens
 (SRG)  2380 Phillips Road, Sooke,  B.C.

Contact:   Phoebe Dunbar, Sooke Food CHI Board director and liaison to SRG, or 250 642 4342 

Terms of contract:  

  • 8 to 10 hours a week, 10 weeks, beginning mid April 2013
  • 2 afternoons a week – Wednesdays and Sundays
  • 1 to 5 p.m. To be extended to October once other funds confirmed this spring.
Fee for service – $20 an hour

Accountability:  The contractor will report to Sooke Food CHI liaison, regularly, as defined in contract.


  1. To work cooperatively with garden volunteers who will assist in all aspects of food production at SRG. Will assign tasks to volunteers in accordance with their ability and interest.
  2. To mentor volunteers and SRG plot gardeners (from the allotment garden) to ensure implementation of best practices and success
  3. To be accountable to Sooke Region Food CHI Society

 Assets/Skills required:

  • Horticulture certification or proven growing/farming experience
  • Organic and/or best practices knowledge
  • Planning and coordinating skills to maximize hours on site
  • Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Personal suitability
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work with minimal direction
  • Understands and is able to implement the philosophy and principles of building community at a community garden

Preference will be given to an applicant with access to a vehicle.

Submit covering letter and resume to by April 8th, 5 pm