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Eco3.23 PRAIRIE Urban Food and Ecology VISTA
 
 
 
PRAIRIE is a MN non-profit focused on equitable food production, ecological research & demonstration, land stewardship, social renewal, and creating access to land, training and resources with BIPOC and other underserved individuals. This project pilots several interrelated initiatives that will impact local urban food systems and ecological services including water quality, carbon sequestration, and pollinator habitat. It will further impact educational opportunities and career pathways as youth & adults learn employable skills in regenerative agriculture, and ecology-related fields such as soils, water quality, food systems, and social services dealing with food and environmental health. The VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
 
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Member Duties : 1) VISTA will help develop systems that support Youth Stewards & adult partners as they respond to climate change, focusing on the need for locally grown produce for food shelves and low-income families and on creating pollinator habitat. 2) VISTA will research & develop a system to match local excess fresh food with hungry people. 3) VISTA will help design curriculum that supports neighborhood-based, youth, and family gardens to expand food access with a focus on educating youth as food producers and land stewards. 4) VISTA will help to establish the need, interest and a local demonstration of an urban lot. 5) VISTA will explore creating access to land, organic practices, & resources for BIPOC & underserved urban gardeners. 6) VISTA will work with K-20 students & faculty to build long-term support for local food production through creating a "Food & Ecology Career Pathway" by linking community gardens, farms, & developing employable skills.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Eco3.23 PRAIRIE Urban Food and Ecology VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2023  To  08/01/2023 

Contact Patrick Weber
2014 W 3rd St
Duluth   MN   55806
12183361038
patrick@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org/joinvista/

Listing ID 111882


       

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