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Community Roots - Produce & Compost Coordinator
Community Roots uses an abandoned greenhouse nursery and accompanying six acres as the site of community programs that target horticultural, agricultural, and land stewardship programs. We are seeking to directly support and supplement: (1) local school science standards (e.g. STEM education goals, etc.) through hands-on nutrition, food science, and food production studies, (2) existing agricultural & horticultural education (e.g. 4H, FFA, KCCC, OSU Extension-Knox, etc.) by offering community growing space at little to no cost, (3) wilderness skills and programs (e.g. wild seed saving, plant identification, etc.), (4) the provision of an outdoor classroom for teachers and a community service work space for volunteers and rehabilitation programs in our local court system.
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Member Duties : As the Community Roots VISTA, you will work to expand and coordinate our current local Farm to School programs and revenue streams. Using social media and tapping into other networks, you will recruit volunteers to manage the farmers market. To ensure their retention, you will coordinate volunteer trainings and engage in strategic recognition efforts. Finally, as our VISTA, you will work with school gardens to create access to affordable fresh foods at local farmers markets in food desert-stricken areas, while developing a local composting collection program. **Benefits include a $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Roots - Produce & Compost Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/24/2023  To  07/28/2023 

Contact Carrie Dennis
1104 W Gambier St
Mount Vernon   OH   43050

Listing ID 93706