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CCMA University of Maryland Terp Farm
 
 
 
The Terp Farm is University of Maryland's (UMD) sustainable, vegetable farm which serves as a living laboratory - a place of learning and teaching about agriculture, food, health, and the environment. Terp Farm grows vegetables with the help of students and donates a portion of each harvest to those in need in our community. After its pilot seasons, Terp Farm is seeking the support of a CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA to establish a produce gleaning program, titled the Farm to Food Bank Project, and build the capacity for meaningful connections with the broader community. Now entering its seventh season, the farm is focusing on social dimensions of sustainability: fighting hunger, empowering low-income youth and adults, fostering community, and advancing leadership skills. This position will support three main goals, to establish the UMD Produce Gleaning Program, building capacity for the Terp Farm to serve as a resource for community and off-campus collaborations, and empowering students and community members through leadership training and life-sharing to UMD.
 
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Member Duties : The CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the three main goals to build the capacity of the Terp Farm to serve as a community resource and strengthen its commitment to social justice and sustainability. At the end of this project, there will be a formalized produce gleaning program, strengthened nonprofit and community partners network, comprehensive program manual, training materials, outreach and community resources, and organizational structure for annual campus and community meetings to track the success of the Terp Farm and receive stakeholder input about how the program can continue to improve.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Meal Plan . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CCMA University of Maryland Terp Farm

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2022  -   07/03/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Accepting Applications
From  02/25/2022  To  06/15/2022 

Contact Allison Tjaden
7093 Pre
College Park   MD   20742
3013141016
alilly@umd.edu

Listing ID 94206


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