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Stewards VISTA: Montezuma School to Farm
The mission of Montezuma School to Farm Project (MSTFP) is to empower and educate PreK - 12th grade Montezuma County students in Seed to Table methods of cultivating and harvesting local foods using local, sustainable heritage-farming techniques and Colorado State Content Standards for the betterment of the health and welfare of themselves, their communities, and their environment. The School to Farm Program, an initiative of the Mancos Conservation District (MCD), has been serving school districts in Montezuma County for the past seven years providing programming in three key areas: school-based gardens, informal experiential nutrition education, and school-to-farm field trips. All of these programs are designed to increase student knowledge of and interest in local foods and nutrition and their consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Students cultivate vegetables in outdoor gardens and hoop houses and have the opportunity to sample the various foods they grow as well as experiencing the pride of delivering harvested produce to their cafeteria to be served on the menu. Throughout this process, garden leaders and teachers have emphasized the importance of trying new foods.
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Member Duties : VISTA will do the following in collaboration with key MSTFP, staff, board and volunteer support: 1.Develop a system for 10 Community Experts/Volunteers to teach outdoor education classes in 1-3 school gardens in Montezuma County. 2.Apply for programs for a FarmCorps team and paid youth internships that will serve MSTFP's mission and vision. 3.Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding to the Montezuma School to Farm Project’s goals. 4.Refine and maximize current fundraisers and donor development campaigns. 5.Research and develop an Endowment Campaign Plan specific to MSTFP and Montezuma County. 6.Research and develop E-campaigns specific to MSTFP and Montezuma County. 7.Research and select an on-line curriculum platform that is user friendly for school district teachers and community volunteers to be able to upload/download, edit, and select lesson plans based on grade, subject, season, and Colorado State Standards.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  $375 in Prof Dev Funds from Stewards ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Tribal ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Stewards VISTA: Montezuma School to Farm

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2021  -   07/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  04/13/2021  To  05/28/2021 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 103191