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Garden to Table Assistant

The Open Door Eagan

Help The Open Door's Garden to Table (G2T) program flourish this summer as the G2T Assistant! The Open Door is a hunger relief agency that serves Dakota County, MN. Garden to Table is a sustainable approach to eliminating local hunger by empowering communities to learn and grow together. Over 335 garden plots are available at 12 sites across Dakota County for low-income families to grow their own food. Garden to Table also organizes businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations to plant gardens and urban farms on their property and donate the produce to The Open Door’s food shelves.

Flexible scheduling in coordination with Garden to Table Manager; typically weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Occasional nights and weekends are required (these dates are set up in advance) and some work can be done from home.

$15.00 / hour


Support Community and Educational Events

  • Daily garden shifts at the community gardens where you will meet volunteers on-site and work on garden tasks together.
  • Procure and organize materials needed for volunteers at gardens.
  • Procure and organize materials needed for G2T events: food preservation, workshops/gardening classes, volunteer groups, etc.
  • Data Entry
  • Assist in the new Garden at Home program

Support Program Operations

  • Coordinate weekly workdays and tasks at each garden including tracking fruit trees and harvest, compost pile, and plot/path maintenance
  • Communicate with gardeners in-person and via phone/email regarding the upkeep of garden plots, family and volunteer commitment, and updates when necessary

Be an ambassador for The Open Door in the local gardening community

  • Represent The Open Door’s mission and organizational values at all events and engagement activities as needed
  • Supervise small (1-5) and/or large volunteer groups (6-12 volunteers) during the growing season.


  • Vegetable gardening experience
  • Experience effectively working with people from multiple cultures, races, and ethnicities.
  • Computer skills include email, Microsoft, and data spreadsheets.
  • Flexibility to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of the team, and exercise good judgment and confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong ability to communicate across cultures
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish


  • The ability to work outdoors in all weather, including cold, hot, windy, and rainy
  • The ability to lift 40 pounds
  • The ability to stand for hours at a time
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance
  • Travel with personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Pass a successful background check
  • Pass successful review of references
  • Horticulture or gardening experience
  • The ability to work specific event hours: Garden Orientations (12) April/May, Plant Pick-up Days (12) April/May, Composting Class in May, and some evenings & weekends


  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish or Russian
  • Volunteer and event coordination
  • Light carpentry skills
  • Fruit tree experience
  • Permaculture experience

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