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UGA VISTA Network: UGArden 2020
UGArden is a student-run farm located just south of the main University of Georgia campus in Athens, GA. Student volunteers help manage and provide the primary labor to grow approximately 4 acres of vegetables, fruits, shiitake mushrooms and herbs using organic practices. The mission of UGArden is to build a community of students centered on a sustainable food system. The goals of UGArden are: 1) to teach students to grow food using organic practices; 2) to share healthy, sustainably grown food with members of the local community, particularly those in poverty; 3) to engage students in the local community through service-learning; and 4) to provide opportunities for students to learn practical skills and experiment with new ideas. UGArden participates in and supports many community projects in an effort to reach out to the needs of the local community. UGArden supports the efforts of the four middle school gardens (also supported by VISTAs) and hosts a mobile market targeting low income families. Much of the produce grown at UGArden is distributed to families in need in the Athens area through the Campus Kitchen program, as well as to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and the new on-campus food pantry.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will provide support to the UGArden's garden production by recruiting and training volunteers in hands-on gardening techniques and best practices (weeding, planting, harvesting, etc.). The VISTA will develop data tracking systems, documents and manuals for program sustainability. The VISTA will grow and strengthen partnerships with Campus Kitchen, the Grow It Know It program, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, and the Senior Hunger Coalition. They will collaborate with VISTAs at these sites, and also support outreach efforts to increase distribution, purchase and consumption of fresh produce to families in need.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Environment ,  Gardening ,  Writing/Editing . 
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UGA VISTA Network: UGArden 2020

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/07/2020  To  06/26/2020 

Contact JoHannah Biang
1242 1/2 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96085