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CoF FSWCD Community Gardens Summer Associate
 
 
 
The Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is combating poverty by promoting local food security measures in the USDA designated “food desert” of South Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District Summer Associate will develop three urban community gardens. The produce from these gardens will augment the JP Jones Community Development summer youth program and the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Activities include educating youth about gardening practices and nutrition, continuing development of two sustainable gardens in South Fairbanks and increasing community involvement with sustainable gardening. The person in the position would develop in-person communication, community engagement and garden development skills. Summer Associates are an AmeriCorps volunteer program. Summer Associates in Fairbanks receive a monthly living allowance of $1,358 and an education award of $1,289.95 or a stipend of $345.80 for completing all 10 weeks.
 
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Member Duties : The FSWCD Summer Associate will develop urban community gardens and use the produce to augment the JP Jones Community Development Center summer youth program and the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Activities include: • Consider alternate ways to improve safety, accuracy and efficiency in the garden before, during and after the gardening season • Promote sustainable gardening to the community by creating an example for future community gardens • Assist in harvesting and processing finished products • Aid in distribution of produce to organizations within FSWCD’s outreach • Work with gardens that provide food for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank to redistribute to needy families • Use produce from the garden to augment the JP Jones Community Development Center summer youth program and the Fairbanks Community Food Bank • Educate public about gardening practices, plant needs/nutrients and nutrition • Attend local community meetings with supervisor to promote FSWCD and its projects
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Urban Planning ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
CoF FSWCD Community Gardens Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
05/27/2020  -   08/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/03/2020  To  05/04/2020 

Contact Melissa Sikes
590 University Ave
Fairbanks   AK   99709
(907) 479-1213
mel.fswcd@gmail.com
www.fairbankssoilwater.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88379


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