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Legion Field Community Garden- Summer
Legion Field Community Garden empowers participants to improve their health and budgets by teaching them to grow their own food. An abandoned ball field was repurposed to provide public garden space in 2011. The garden offers space for individual plots and opportunities to volunteer with the common space for cultivating produce to support the local food pantry. Our collective gardening efforts provide hundreds of pounds of produce to the local food pantry. Our primary objective is to demonstrate and teach sustainable gardening methods that support a healthy ecosystem. Participants benefit from ten years of stewardship revitalizing the biological systems, attracting pollinators and hosting beneficial organisms where only grass once existed. The garden partners with local agricultural education programs and community organizations in developing a more resilient local food system that responds to community needs.
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Member Duties : VISTA associates will assist with all aspects of operating the community garden through cycles of planting, growth and harvesting to replanting areas several times over a season. Recordkeeping will be an important tool for monitoring the health of the ecosystem and discerning systemic weaknesses and missing elements. VISTA associates will utilize data collected in developing better methods for promoting garden health and productivity. Results will be shared through different media platforms to build a local knowledge base of sustainable gardening methods. VISTA associates will also explore how their results can leverage community and financial support. Enjoy a flexible schedule. Get your hands dirty this summer while helping the community expand their access to fresh, local produce!
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  General Skills . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Legion Field Community Garden- Summer

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   08/13/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2023  To  05/20/2023 

Contact Maureen Allen
234 Hemlock Dr
Elyria   OH   44035

Listing ID 101624