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Healing House Community Garden Summer Associate
In the face of the opioid crisis, this Summer Associate VISTA position will impact poverty by providing life skills training and supplying fresh produce to the 200 occupants of associated recovery residences. The Gardener Activities Coordinator VISTA member will build the capacity of the Healing House by developing and implementing permaculture gardening centered mindfulness-based activities for clients in long term recovery in North Kansas City, MO. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, 200 residents in recovery can supplement their nutrition with garden vegetables, recovery community members will have access to garden activities and training that can serve to prevent relapse.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Assess the potential of the established garden space and create or revise training programs to improve its effectiveness and sustainability. Perform a needs assessment considering past projects’ and programs’ performance with the garden manager at Healing House. Research effective practices for developing and implementing permaculture training. Develop and implement daily garden activities/maintenance schedule for recovery residents to engage with year round. Engage partnering local community garden organizations, recovery support providers, and farmer’s markets in the permaculture training. Research best practices for accomplishing infrastructure improvement while incorporating permaculture as mindfulness-based aftercare activity. Develop a manual and schedule for yearly maintenance of the garden so the recovery residents can engage in year round activities and training programs can be replicated.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Education . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Healing House Community Garden Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2020  -   08/09/2020

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  


Accepting Applications
From  05/04/2020  To  05/15/2020 

Contact Bobbi Jo Reed
4505 Saint John Ave
Kansas City   MO   64123
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95948