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Seeking someone with gardening qualifications for “Grow & Share” project – due April 2

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on March 25th, 2008

The Moreland Food Access Project is currently advertising a position for someone with gardening/horticulture qualifications to come and work for 3 days per week for 12 weeks on the “Grow and Share” project. The Grow and Share project will form part of Moreland Community Health Services broader Moreland Food Access Project. Food access (also known as food security) is a term that describes the ability of all people to access safe, affordable, healthy and culturally appropriate food at all times, without the use of emergency food relief in the form of food vouchers or parcels. Increasingly we have to consider the sustainability of our food supply. Water shortages, climate change and dwindling supplies of oil mean food security is becoming an issue globally, even in developed countries. There is a move towards gaining food locally to reduce the financial and environmental costs of accessing healthy food.

Please find the advertisement, position description and brief outline of the project attached below. Applications close on Wednesday April 2nd.

Community Development Worker – Grow and Share Project
SACS Award – Community Development Worker
12 week contract / 3 days per week (days flexible)

An exciting and challenging vacancy exists at Moreland Community Health Service to initiate the Australian-first Grow and Share project.

This short-term position will involve the development and launch of the Grow and Share project. This project forms part of the Moreland Food Access Project and involves bringing several neighbourhood households together to grow and share fresh produce. Working with a range of stakeholders and community groups, the successful applicant will be responsible for initiating the first phase of the project and will have: qualifications and experience in gardening/horticulture (particularly with community groups), strong communication and organisational skills and an enthusiasm for local food production.

Written applications, addressing the essential key selection criteria and including the names and contact details of two referees to be emailed to KateM @mchs.org.au by 5.00pm April 2nd, 2008.

pd-grow-and-share-project-officer-march-08.doc

grow-and-share-summary.doc

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