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Gardening - Horticultural Manager


COG OSO is seeking a Part Time SOG Manager

Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) offers opportunities to seniors in the community to engage in organic food gardening, to benefit from healthy food, learning experiences about organic food, physical activity as able, a productive pastime, social interactions and restful therapy that gardening can offer. We invite gardening seniors to become autonomous gardeners and decision makers encouraged and assisted by our SOG Manager and our volunteers.   Please visit:


The SOG Manager will plan and deliver workshops for the current 6 gardening groups on seed & seedling selection, garden preparation, planting, garden care, harvesting and organic food related topics in accordance with our strategic plan for 2018.


The SOG Manager will need knowledge and experience on:

* A good understanding of seniors’ issues, empathy for their challenges & working with them through relationship-building;

  • Organic gardening & horticultural therapy;
  • Benefits of & experiences in growing, preparing and eating organic food;
  • Leadership and organization; guided by our current Strategic Plan for 2018
  • Communication skills including public speaking and writing in English;
  • Experience with meeting facilitation;


This is a part time position with Canadian Organic Growers involving approximately 24 to 30 hours per week in growing season and 15-20 hours per week in non-growing season. The salary is commensurate with experience. Mileage within the City of Ottawa will be reimbursed as well as approved expenses. A vehicle and valid driver’s license are essential.


Send a covering letter and resume to  Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.  Only selected candidates will be offered an interview that will take place during February.  For more information about this opportunity, please consult our website


Applications close on Friday, January 31, 2018


This position is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.