**This position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those registered through Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**

The RPIRG Green Patch is a 5400 sq ft vegetable garden behind the Dr. John Archer Library at the University of Regina. It’s a source of sustainable, locally grown organic food – part of a campus movement for community engagement and sustainable development. The Green Patch also includes an adjacent perennial orchard that was planted in spring 2019.

The Green Patch is run by the Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), a student-run, student-funded non-profit organization dedicated to community-based research, education, action and awareness. RPIRG exists to provide its members with the resources to be active and engaged campus and community members and has been in operation since 2007.

We are seeking a knowledgeable and self-motivated student to supervise and coordinate the ninth season of the RPIRG Green Patch.

For more Green Patch information, please visit our website www.rpirg.org or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RPIRGGreenPatch/


  • Recruiting and managing volunteers for garden planting, maintenance, harvesting, and distribution of produce
  • Manage and work alongside other hired garden staff
  • Planning garden plot contents and leading spring planting
  • Ensuring the general maintenance of the garden and maintaining detailed records
  • Participating in and reporting to regular staff meetings and creating activity reports
  • Engage in campus and community outreach to raise awareness of the garden – including giving tours, liaising on research projects, connecting with potential community partners, and organizing workshops
  • Producing a post-harvest report with a summary of activities and future recommendations

Skills and abilities needed

  • Knowledge of planting seasons and ideal growing conditions for various plants and vegetables in southern Saskatchewan
  • Knowledge of organic garden upkeep and maintenance, including watering, weeding, pest management
  • Experience planting and harvesting a variety of plants and vegetables
  • Volunteer management, recruitment, and retention
  • Interest in and willingness to work in a leadership role with student and community volunteers and staff
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with little supervision while taking directions from staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outreach and training strategies an asset
  • Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, social media) an asset
  • Event and workshop planning an asset
  • This position requires a considerable amount of physical labour – not necessarily heavy lifting, but lots of bending, squatting, handling produce, and more. The Green Patch is not currently accessible to most wheelchair or other mobility devices.

Contract Period: April 20 – October 2, 2020

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week. Hours are flexible, and most administrative work does not need to be completed in office.

Location of work: University of Regina main campus – Regina, Saskatchewan

Remuneration: $20/hour plus vacation pay. Opportunities for professional development available.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1 at 12pm

**We actively encourage applications from people who are part of groups, communities, or identities that often experience barriers to equity**

To apply, please prepare the following:

  • Resume and Cover Letter, in one document (include your name in title of document). Cover letters should explain how your skills and experience will benefit you specifically in this role.
  • Contact information of two references

And send it to:

Krystal Lewis, Executive Director

(pronouns: she/her)

Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG)


If you would prefer to apply in a different format, please contact Krystal with the email above to discuss

**This position is ONLY being offered to current University of Regina students, including those registered through Campion College, Luther College, and the First Nations University of Canada**

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