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Backyard Harvest
Backyard Harvest provides low-income families and older adults with better access to fresh, local foods by encouraging a variety of locally-based growing, gathering and gleaning activities. Now in its seventh year, Backyard Harvest has become a trusted community partner and reliable source of healthy food for lower income people. Our efforts are guided by a simple set of principles: We believe that everyone should have access to healthy foods. We believe that small things matter. Governmental agencies and large charitable organizations often overlook small, privately owned sources of fresh food. We believe that self-sufficiency is good for the planet. By relying on local food resources, Backyard Harvest conserves energy and resources both in terms of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. And we believe that food grows communities. By concentrating on what individuals can grow and share, Backyard Harvest programs create a powerful level of engagement at the grassroots level.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Gleaning/Outreach coordinator will work with Backyard Harvest to gather/glean/grow fresh produce to be shared with low-income community members. Activities will include: •Helping to coordinate Backyard Harvest’s “Grow a Row” program •Planting, weeding, & other farm activities to grow needed produce at the plots that Backyard Harvest farms. •Gleaning from locally registered fruit trees, as part of Backyard Harvest’s Community Orchard program. •Distributing produce/fruit to area food banks, senior meal sites, & other locations and supporting relationships with these important partners. •Working with Backyard Harvest’s co-coordinators and board to develop volunteer resources and communications materials. •Maintain relationships with community volunteers; represent BYH at meetings and community events. •Staff the BYH table at the Moscow Farmers Market and Moscow Food Coop’s Tuesday Growers Market to help process SNAP benefits for low income families.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Environment ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Backyard Harvest

Program Start/End Date
03/04/2013  -   08/16/2013

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IDAHO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/19/2013  To  03/31/2013 

Contact Peggy Jenkins
PO Box 7983
Moscow   ID   83843

Listing ID 48610