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ShareCorps- Community Roots- Farm to School 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: • Support local school science standards (e.g. STEM education goals, etc.) through hands-on nutrition, food science, and food production studies • Support and supplement existing agricultural & horticultural education (eg. 4H, FFA, OSU Extension-Knox) by offering community growing space at little to no cost • Partner with the Knox County Health Department and Creating Healthy Communities (GetHealthy Knox) increasing access to fresh foods • Offer wilderness skill-building programs (e.g. wild seed saving, plant identification) • Provide an outdoor classroom for teachers and community service work space for volunteers and rehabilitation programs in our local court system
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Create and complete the USDA Farm to School Planning toolkit by synchronizing a newly formed partnership between participating community organizations. Help develop and coordinate the creation of a plan for creating school gardens, helping the school district procure store, use, and deliver local foods through the school meals, and help develop a classroom curricula for 6 participating teachers (K-12) to use the gardens in their science, technology, engineering, math, and art classrooms.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health . 
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ShareCorps- Community Roots- Farm to School Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2019  To  05/31/2019 

Contact Kelly Simmons
1104 W Gambier St
Mount Vernon   OH   43050

Listing ID 86668