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Transplanting Traditions Educational Programs Associate
 
 
 
Transplanting Traditions (TTCF) began on 1 acre of land in 2010 and has grown to 8 acres. Our programs create an alternate food system, encompassing sustainability and including voices of all members of our community. TTCF works with the community of refugees from Burma in Orange County, NC. 30 families grow, sell and share almost 93,000 lbs of food each year (equivalent weight of 7 T. Rex dinosaurs!). Over the past 7 years, TTCF has helped refugee families earn $340,335. For families at TTCF, farming is a way of life. It is a means of connecting to past, present, and future in one place. Through farming, families grow hard-to-obtain traditional foods and lower grocery costs. Farmers build skills to help continue their way of life and provide needed income for their families by selling vegetables. They also reconnect to their past and agricultural heritage despite relocation far from home. All of the farmers at TTCF were farmers in Burma, and an innate connection to the land is part of their history. Now, despite the distances traveled and cultures traversed, they seek to retain and build upon that heritage here in the U.S. TTCF offers economic opportunities and access to healthy food through land-based education that uplifts cultural traditions. TTCF seeks to create equity and sustainability in our food system by working to include farmers and consumers that represent our multi-cultural communities. TTCF triangle of support - Support refugee farmers grow culturally meaningful food grown at Transplanting Traditions. Food access is an issue that most refugee families face upon arrival in the U.S. - Provide culturally meaningful economic opportunities for refugee farmers through direct to market farming, including a 160 member CSA, farmers markets and restaurants. - Cultivate farm as community hub that families use to celebrate culture, share information, and create a sense of home. The farm is also the heart of our youth food justice program.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA member will support youth and adult programming and assist staff to develop improved systems and best practices for organization’s education programs and communications support. • Assess teaching tools focused on leadership, farm businesses development and agricultural knowledge, with emphasis on culturally appropriate tools • Develop/adapt orientation tools for TTCF staff, volunteers and participants • With staff, develop farm Food Safety Plan to increase marketing opportunities for farmers • Outreach to peer organizations to share TTCF curriculum • Support transition of educational materials into streamlined format • Utilize social media to uplift TTCF programs and activities • Participate in check-ins with supervisor to review benchmarks, barriers, opportunities for professional development; participate in staff meetings • Participate in VISTA trainings and capacity building opportunities
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Weekly CSA vegetable subscription . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Transplanting Traditions Educational Programs Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/10/2018  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  06/15/2018 

Contact Kelly Owensby
120 Providence Rd
Chapel Hill   NC   27514
919-967-9091
kowensby@orangesmartstart.org
transplantingtraditions.com
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80406


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