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UGArden VISTA 2022 - UGA VISTA Network
UGArden is a student-run farm located just south of the main University of Georgia campus in Athens, GA. Student volunteers help manage and provide the primary labor to grow approximately 4 acres of vegetables, fruits, shiitake mushrooms and herbs using organic practices. The mission of UGArden is to build a community of students centered on a sustainable food system. The goals of UGArden are: 1) to teach students to grow food using organic practices; 2) to share healthy, sustainably grown food with members of the local community, particularly those in poverty; 3) to engage students in the local community through service-learning; and 4) to provide opportunities for students to learn practical skills and experiment with new ideas. UGArden participates in and supports many community projects in an effort to reach out to the needs of the local community. UGArden supports farm-to-school efforts at local schools by providing vegetable starts, fruits plants, compost and tool sharing. Most of the produce grown at UGArden is distributed to families in need in the Athens area through the Campus Kitchen program, and other local food distribution programs.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member provides support to UGArden food production and distribution by recruiting and training volunteers for hands-on gardening techniques and best practices (weeding, planting, harvesting, etc.). The AmeriCorps member will develop data tracking systems, documents and manuals for program sustainability. The AmeriCorps member will grow and strengthen partnerships with Campus Kitchen, the UGArden Grows It farm-to-school program, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, and the Senior Hunger Coalition. They will collaborate with other AmeriCorps members and also support outreach efforts to increase distribution, purchase and consumption of fresh produce to families in need.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Environment ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Gardening . 
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UGArden VISTA 2022 - UGA VISTA Network

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/22/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2022  To  09/23/2022 

Contact JoHannah Biang
1242 1/2 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602

Listing ID 112209