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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 directly support and supplement: (1) local school science standards (e.g. STEM education goals, etc.) through hands-on nutrition, food science, and food production studies, (2) existing agricultural & horticultural education (e.g. 4H, FFA, KCCC, OSU Extension-Knox, etc.) by offering community growing space at little to no cost, (3) wilderness skills and programs (e.g. wild seed saving, plant identification, etc.), (4) the provision of an outdoor classroom for teachers and a community service work space for volunteers and rehabilitation programs in our local court system.
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Member Duties : Work alongside our USDA Farm to School Coordinator to support the completion and submission of a USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant by synchronizing newly formed partnerships between participating community organizations. Help expand and coordinate our current local programs using school gardens and local food procurement to support classroom curricula for 6 participating schools (K-12). Specific duties will include: coordinating communication between all involved community partners, developing curriculum and reporting on current practices, and recruiting volunteers to support program implementation.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development . 
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ShareCorps - Community Roots - Farm to School Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/06/2020  -   07/05/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/13/2020  To  06/03/2020 

Contact Kelly Simmons
1104 W Gambier St
Mount Vernon   OH   43050
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93706