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Position: UBC Farm - Practicum Field Mentor
Organization: University of British Columbia - Center for Sustainable Food Systems
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm is a 24-hectare teaching, research and community farm located on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. The UBC Farm is the largest urban farm in Vancouver, and situated on a site just minutes from the beach and from Pacific Spirit Regional Park, as well as countless cultural amenities available in Vancouver -- truly a world-class learning and recreational destination. More information about the Centre can be found at http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/.
The Practicum Field Mentor works in collaboration with the Practicum Coordinator and CSFS/UBC Farm Staff to provide day-to-day field instruction and supervision to the CSFS / UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture students as well as assisting with annual and/or perennial crop production. The goal of the UBC Farm Practicum program is to inspire and cultivate new farmers and food sustainability leaders who will transform their communities and their food systems through initiatives and enterprises that are economically, socially, and ecologically healthy and viable.
We are seeking an energetic and inspired person to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of our Practicum students and participate in the success of UBC Farm’s production and sales program. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, highly adaptable, and an excellent team leader and facilitator. For more information on the CSFS/UBC Farm Practicum program, please visit http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/community/practicum-in-sustainable-agriculture/
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Application deadline is February 19th, 2018. When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting via EcoFarm