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Farming and Operations Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Feed Iowa First is a grass-roots community of businesses, faith organizations, schools, farmers and volunteers that unite in relationship-based service to help our neighbors to “Combat Food Insecurity by Growing Food and Farmers.” We believe access to fresh, healthy produce can and does transform lives. Fresh, healthy food is a basic human right, and ensuring access to it is key to building vibrant communities where citizens can reach their full human potential. Feed Iowa First manages 25 urban farm sites that produce approximately 25,000 pounds of fresh produce to be distributed free of charge to food insecure households across Linn County. In partnership with UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Feed Iowa First hosts AmeriCorps VISTA members who contribute their skills to the organization in various capacities.
 
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Member Duties : Member Duties: -Coordinate urban farm operations that meets/exceeds vegetable production expectations -Create a detailed farming plan for 25 farming sites in the 2022 growing season -Research best practices for successful seedling production -Oversee community volunteers in tilling, planting, harvesting, and tear down of urban farm -Facilitate urban farm partner relationships with volunteers -Coordinate weekly large-group volunteer events through the growing season -Provide support to community partners through continual communication strategies -Create and implement protocols for the safe handling, storage, and distribution of fresh produce to food-insecure community members. -Outline a process for produce intake during harvest operations by creating a manual detailing the process
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Farming and Operations Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/24/2021  To  12/31/2021 

Contact Kamyar Enshayan
UNI Center For Energy & Environmental Ed
Cedar Falls   IA   50614
319) 273-7575
kamyar.enshayan@uni.edu

Listing ID 105185


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