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Open Food Garden Coordinator – Transition St Albans

Open Food Garden Coordinator – Transition St Albans

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Description
Transition St Albans runs regular open food gardens, where people who grow fruit and veg at home share their skills and enthusiasm with others. Our existing Coordinator is retiring after several successful years and hopes to induct a new Coordinator and then handover the role. The role requires contacting garden owners to schedule the open gardens, carrying out site visits, answering questions by email and phone, and attending the majority of the garden openings (normally weekend afternoons). There is a lot of pleasure in the role; seeing budding gardens gaining new ideas and existing gardeners enjoying sharing what they know. You don’t need to be an experienced gardener yourself, you just need to have a passion for sustainability, enjoy talking to people, good written and verbal communication skills, and be well organised. Ideally, you would have around half a day per week, although there will be peaks and troughs around garden openings. The hours would be set to suit you, and homebased. There would be daytime meetings with garden owners, and weekend openings.

What are you looking for?
Our existing Coordinator is retiring after several successful years and hopes to induct a new Coordinator and then handover the role. The role requires contacting garden owners to schedule the open gardens, carrying out site visits, answering questions by email and phone, and attending the majority of the garden openings (normally weekend afternoons). There is a lot of pleasure in the role; seeing budding gardens gaining new ideas and existing gardeners enjoying sharing what they know. You don’t need to be an experienced gardener yourself, you just need to have a passion for sustainability, enjoy talking to people, good written and verbal communication skills, and be well organised.

Practical considerations
Ideally, you would have around half a day per week, although there will be peaks and troughs around garden openings. The hours would be set to suit you, and homebased. There would be daytime meetings with garden owners, and weekend openings.

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