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TMA UMD Campus Food System Education Project
 
 
 
The Campus Food Systems Education Project at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park is a partnership between the Department of Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA) and community partners. Through existing close collaboration, these entities enhance campus and community food security and literacy by supporting and managing three programs: Campus Food Gardens, Terp Farm, and the Campus Pantry. The Campus Pantry serves UMD students, faculty and staff experiencing food insecurity by making free shelf-stable and refrigerated/frozen groceries available and accessible on campus. It also operates a Teaching Kitchen that offers cooking and nutrition classes for the community. The three Campus Food Gardens grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs for donation to the Pantry. They also offer lessons to campus and community members about sustainable agriculture, urban gardening, and healthy lifestyles. Terp Farm is a 5-acre sustainable vegetable operation that grows exclusively for UMD Dining Services, including donating to the Pantry. All of these spaces support learning and employment opportunities for UMD students.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will spend their time between the UMD Campus Pantry, Terp Farm, and the three Campus Food Gardens in order to facilitate fresh produce harvest deliveries to the Pantry, as well as gardening, cooking, and nutrition education at the Pantry’s Teaching Kitchen. This is a very active position with an exciting diversity of tasks that are visible on the University of Maryland, College Park campus and in collaboration with off-campus partners working to alleviate poverty and increase community food security. On a day-to-day basis, the VISTA member will serve under the co-supervision of the Green Dining Manager and the Campus Food Gardens Manager, who work in close partnership. At the end of the project, the VISTA member will have established a Campus Food System Education program, training modules, and organizational structure to coordinate between the UMD Campus Food Gardens, Terp Farm, and UMD Campus Pantry.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Meal Plan, Campus Parking Permit ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*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 :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
TMA UMD Campus Food System Education Project

Program Start/End Date
07/15/2024  -   07/14/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  04/29/2024  To  12/31/2024 

Contact Larry Tumlin
1150 South Campus
College Park   MD   20742
240-305-6485

Listing ID 122600


       

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