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20-21 S. Whidbey Schools CAFE PROJECT
 
 
 
Since 2014, the South Whidbey Island School District has been growing fresh vegetables using organic practices integrated with garden-based curriculum linked to Common Core and Next Gen Science standards. The program is now a specialist garden science class taught to 650 students K-6 at the S. Whidbey Elementary School and 50 students in garden elective and CTE Agriculture at the SW High School. The students are the farmers, and school farm-grown produce is delivered to cafeteria for the school lunches, used in culinary lessons, eaten on the spot at the farm by the students, and used in school events. School farm produce is also distributed to two non-profits: Whidbey Island Nourishes for K-4 snacks and weekend backpacks, and to Readiness to Learn for after-school and summer programs. Our members will work closely with our farm team and certified farm teacher to provide hands on healthy living options as they support our students in hands on learning, farming, cooking and healthy eating! Our members will include supporting our certified farm teacher and farm manager in providing education to k-6 students in growing vegetables and fruit in our school farm, as well as in our culinary program. We will hold interviews in May of 2020 and our program will begin on September 1, 2020.
 
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Member Duties : Our members will work closely with our farm staff in providing learning experiences to K-12 students related to growing and preparing healthy food. On a daily basis, our members will engage in multiple 50-minute classes with our farm teacher, using the growing seasons as the basis for the daily curriculum. Members and staff will lead students in instructional experiences focused o n preparing the soil, planting, caring for, harvesting and enjoying the food that is grown.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Farm experience preferred . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
20-21 S. Whidbey Schools CAFE PROJECT

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020  -   08/31/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2020  To  08/31/2020 

Contact Susie Richards
5380 Maxwelton Rd
Langley   WA   98260
360-221-4600
wscip@ESD.WA.GOV
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 95614


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