Farm Hand with North Shore Neighborhood House in North Vancouver, BC
During my co-op work term, I have been working as a farm hand at the Edible Garden Project. My responsibilities include helping with farm tasks such as watering, harvesting and processing as well as helping to teach and coordinate volunteers in helping with these farm tasks. I have learned a lot about how to smoothly coordinate volunteers and communicate instructions and information to others. Thanks to the support of the EGP, I have also been working on other creative projects such as making a series of fundraising veggie pronoun pins that help make the farm a more inclusive community. Through this opportunity, I have been able to learn more about how non-profit organizations work and how to engage with dedicated volunteer communities, and I look forward to applying these skills in my own career.