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OASHF- Franklinton Gardens-Community Garden
We are a nonprofit urban farm located in Franklinton--a historic neighborhood on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. We are dedicated to growing and sharing healthy food, creating beauty in abandoned places, promoting nutrition and active living, and building a just and peaceable community with our neighbors. Started in 2007 as a lone community garden on a small vacant lot, Franklinton Gardens has since developed into a thriving network of gardens and food production sites scattered throughout the neighborhood's urban landscape. In addition to our organic food production efforts, we offer a wide range of garden-based activities, educational programs, and employment opportunities in order to empower neighbors and build a healthy community.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA member will be helping Franklinton Gardens to further establish the community gardening aspect of their work. This will involve community engagement, working with community partners to inform residents of plot garden, development of a campaign to recruit individuals, grant writing, securing materials, equipment, and personnel needed to sustain a thriving community garden. This will also involve assisting in the development of a community gardening mentorship program. This will include developing a structured garden mentor program to connect novice gardeners to more experienced gardeners within the neighborhood to use as a resource to grow their own food. Lastly, a VISTA member will work with identified outdoor cooking chefs and masons to plan a wood-fired oven based on the site layout. This will eventually be a "victory" kitchen type model in which community residents will work together to prepare and share meals in this outdoor space.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Education . 
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OASHF- Franklinton Gardens-Community Garden

Program Start/End Date
07/13/2012  -   07/12/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2012  To  05/25/2012 

Contact Beth Hamann
1003 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222

Listing ID 44546


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