Food4Families is a project managed by RISC. We are looking for a garden tutor to start work immediately with two different areas of responsibility:
Area One: to provide cover at our community allotments when the current garden tutors are away, to run open sessions supporting residents in growing fruit and veg as well as managing the site. These sessions are often at weekends and last from 1 to 3 hours.
Area Two: we are working with local residents to set up small veg patches in their neighbourhoods. We support them monthly during the growing season from April to October to grow fruit and vegetables with their neighbours. Sessions depend on what is best for the residents, may be at weekends, and last for 1.5 hours.
Food4families has a van which can be used to reach the different sites.
We are looking for applicants with the right skills and experience to fill this role. Job shares will be considered.
The Food4Families project was initially funded through Big Lottery Local Food starting in 2009. It has developed 20+ community food-growing gardens around Reading where local communities can manage land in their own neighbourhoods for the sustainable growing of food.
See www.food4families.org.uk for more information.