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Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation Summer VISTA
The MSWCD is addressing food insecurity by teaching people how to grow food, while at the same time supplying fresh locally grown produce to our county’s food banks/pantries and to those who participate at the gardens. The theme of Urban Greens is “Growing with Purpose”, and we believe that providing ways to grow healthy food is part of our purpose. Our urban agriculture program, Urban Greens, began in 2017 and it grew incredibly in 2022. We manage five community gardens, each with a slightly different focus and purpose. In 2022, we were able to donate over 7000 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries, veterans, seniors, and others facing food insecurity. We are set to expand again in 2023 with support from the local Straker Foundation, in the form of a grant for infrastructure improvements at our largest growing site. We believe that healthy soil produces healthy food, which in turn creates healthier people and healthier communities. It all begins with the soil, and we have two Agriculture Resource Specialists who work with many farmers on improving their soil health. They provide the technical support to the Urban Ag/Education Specialist, who is responsible for overseeing the gardens and all that goes on at each site, and all educational programming.
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Member Duties : Our VISTA member will help maintain and grow our Urban Greens program by providing hands-on work in the gardens, teaching volunteers, and helping at educational events. They will work at all current garden sites, each of which has a slightly different purpose and surroundings, to support the work of the Urban Ag/Education Specialist and the Garden Coordinators. They will do everything from pulling weeds to building raised beds, helping at educational events to delivering produce to food pantries, and helping volunteers learn how to garden to installing irrigation. The work will be varied, it will be hard, and at the end of the day, it will be satisfying. If you are interested in local agriculture and conservation, join us for a unique summer with great experience.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Trade/Construction ,  General Skills . 
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Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   07/30/2023

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
225 Underwood St
Zanesville   OH   43701

Listing ID 117002


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