Eat Together

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Be Together

New Board Member Positions are Open!

Want to get more involved with the oven? Consider becoming a board member!

Our current board members include:

  • President (Chair) – Adam Barnett
  • Co-chair/Facilitator – Eleanora Ebata
  • Member at Large – Anne Steiger
  • Member at Large – Caroline Beddoe
  • Member at Large – Brennan Fitzgerald
  • Working with our Executive Director, Duncan Ebata.

Join our team…

The Wolfville Front Street Oven Society is inviting expressions of interest to join our Board of Directors. Founded in 2019, the Wolfville Front Street Oven Society is a not-for-profit social enterprise that operates a wood-fired community oven in Robie Tufts Nature Park in Downtown Wolfville. With a mission to re-imagine how we connect to each other and the land, the Front Street Oven hosts free community events, slow food cooking workshops, co-cooking events, and more.

The roles and responsibilities of all board members include attending in-person or virtual monthly board meetings, with participation in board subcommittees as required. We desire a 1-year commitment from Board members, with an expectation of 5-10 hours of time per month (inclusive of meeting times), depending on ongoing projects and specific tasks. positions. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for the effective governance and financial affairs of the organization. We warmly welcome your passions, ideas, diverse perspectives, & thoughtfulness to our Board operations.

We are recruiting for the following board positions:

  • Treasurer (pending)
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship
  • Community Impact & Inclusion
  • Member-at-Large

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 letter of intent expressing your skills, interests and what you seek to bring to the oven to board@frontstreetoven.ca. Please include any relevant experience and a description of why you would like to volunteer with us. We are pleased to talk with you!

     

    Updates

    July 7th -August 25th: Next 8 Cookouts

    July 7th -August 25th: Next 8 Cookouts

    Make sure to register!
    July 7th- Open Cookout

    July 14th- Wood Fired Montreal Bagels

    July 21st- Quiche and Spanish Tortillas

    July 28th – Wood Fired Pizza Cookout

    August 4th- Open Cookout

    August 11th- Corn Fest Cookout

    August 18th – Community Recipe Cookout (Probably Indian Parantha’s)

    August 25th – Summer Tacos

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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.

    Community

    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.

    Accountability

    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.

    Lifelong Learning

    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.

     

     

    Where & when is it open?

    Robie Tufts Nature Park, 122 Front Street, Wolfville, NS
    From July to October 2019 every Saturday from 12pm-3pm. See Open Ovens page for details. The oven is also available to book for groups, please see “Bookings” in the menu above.

    Things you can do at the wood-fired oven

    Join our volunteer team! Sign up to become a “Fire Master”.

    what’s coming up

    Be the first to get notified about upcoming events at the oven by joining our email community.

    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?

    the backstory

    This community oven started as a dream of Adam Barnett & Duncan Ebata, inspired by the magic of bringing people together to cook together, eat together, celebrate and share stories.

    Our team of founding board members & builders

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