New Board Member Positions are Open!
Want to get more involved with the oven? Consider becoming a board member! We have four open positions available right now. Our current board members include:
- President (Chair) – Adam Barnett
- Co-chair/Facilitator – Eleanora Ebata
- Treasurer (Accounting/finance)
- Nancy Saul-Demers
- Programming/Operations – Duncan Ebata
- Member at Large – Anne Steiger
The positions currently open are:
- Recording Secretary
- Corporate Secretary
- Coomunity Builder/Liason
Please see the images on this page for more detail on each position.
The oven was conceived as a place for community to come together to cook and share food. We are governed by four defining values: Community, Inclusion & Diversity, Accountability, and Lifelong Learning.
Our board uses a Dynamic Governance model to facilitate meetings. Dynamic governance is a system of governance which seeks to create harmonious social environments and productive organizations. It is distinguished by the use of consent, rather than majority voting, in decision-making.
A board member is expected to be committed for one full year, starting as soon as possible. If you are interested in one of the above positions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and send your cover letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any relevant experience and a description of why you would like to volunteer with us.
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our guiding Values
Our values were prepared by our 8 founding board members and from notes Adam and Duncan took from conversations with community members at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Everything we do will be lead by our values.
We strive to bring people together; generosity and gratitude are at the heart of what we do. We believe our web is stronger when we are connected. We aim to provide opportunities to share food and space, while slowing down and being present.
Inclusion and Diversity
We believe in wellness for all, including those who may feel under-served within our community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate at oven events. Our space is a place of kindness, respect, cooperation, and connection.
We believe in being accountable to each other, those we serve, and those who support our efforts – from financial transparency to staying true to our values and principles. We strive for order, effectiveness, and efficiency, with clear communication and organization at all levels.
Fun and adventure are intertwined with how we function as a community organization. We aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to make and learn about food, so it can be incorporated into their daily lives. We value experimenting, expanding horizons, and trying new things; this can be exciting but also intimidating, so we’ve incorporated fun into all aspects of learning.
Join Our Unstoppable Community of Supporters
The best way to donate is online, using a credit card (look to the right or below). Or, you can send a cheque to: Front Street Community Oven Society, 2700 Greenfield Rd, Gaspereau, NS, B4P 2R1
Things you can do at the wood-fired oven
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what’s coming up
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Inspiration for the Idea
This is the Park Avenue Community Oven in Dartmouth. Ours will be similar in that it’s in the park, but a different design. Our volunteer architect is working on it and we’re working with the Wolfville architectural committee to ensure it fits aesthetically with the town.
Want to learn more about sponsorship and donation options?