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Gardens, Food, and Wellness Education at High Rocks
High Rocks began in 1996 as a residential summer camp on a mountainside to help girls prepare for high school with a positive outlook about themselves and their abilities. Over 20 years later, we work not only with girls at summer camp, but throughout the year with students and volunteers of all ages, at our 200 acres on the mountain and in town with partner organizations, with the aim of making our communities stronger, richer, more vibrant places to work and live for all of us. Gardens, Food, and Wellness Education AmeriCorps members at High Rocks will support our gardens, high tunnels, and direct local foods programming for the community and young people. This person will be growing healthy, fresh food for our programs for young people. They will also be serving directly with young people, helping them learn to grow, market, and sell healthy food. They will help with our Grow Appalachia program, where community members learn about healthy growing and cooking. Experience growing food a plus, not a must. Passion for young people and for growing and feeding people healthy and delicious food required.
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Member Duties : * Recruit students and volunteers, distribute flyers, contact them by phone and social media, assist with transportation. * Plant and care for gardens. * Mentor students. * Harvest, pack, store, and process produce. * Lead students and volunteers in menu planning and food preparation for healthy snacks and meals at all programs and events including camp. * Wellness programming. * Lead students and volunteers in developing a market garden, including production planning, communicating with buyers, post-harvest handling and transportation to market. * Coordinate gardening workshops. * Communicate by email and phone with and assist with distributing gardening supplies to 30 local gardens. * Keep records of workshop attendance, supply distribution, and harvest. * Share environmentally conscious practices including recycling and composting. * Clear or remove invasive species and build or improve trails. * Writing and photography for blog.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Gardens, Food, and Wellness Education at High Rocks

Program Start/End Date
09/16/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/05/2020  To  08/31/2021 

Contact Karline Jensen
195 Thompson Rd
Hillsboro   WV   24946

Listing ID 78444