Local Food Month Project Manager, Farms at Work

Peterborough, ON

Farms at Work (FAW) is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform. FAW’s mission is to keep farmland in production and healthy in east central Ontario. FAW works primarily in three areas: new farmer support and training, farm stewardship, and community economic development through localization of the food system. Transition Town Peterborough (TTP) is a volunteer, non-profit organization focused on building resilience in local food, water, energy, culture, and wellness through positive, practical responses to the impacts of climate change.

FAW and TTP have partnered since 2015 in bringing Local Food Month to Peterborough during the month of September. Our goal has been to build connections between consumers and local farmers, improving food literacy and achieving community economic development for the benefit of the urban and rural community. Details of past years’ events may be found here and on Facebook.

For the 2017 season, FAW has received funding to hire a Local Food Month Project Manager who will have overall management and co-ordination responsibility for Local Food Month, but with a special emphasis on fundraising, marketing, and promotion. The manager will be an employee of Farms at Work/Tides Canada, but will work with and report to a joint committee of the partners on the project. This role will develop revenue streams, relationships with sponsors and administrative systems that build sustainability for Local Food Month in coming years. The successful applicant will gain valuable experience working in a non-profit environment, with the support of experienced sector and technical knowledge-holders.

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