Tag Archives: education

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project seeks 2010 Interns

21 Dec

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York

Poughkeepsie Farm Project’s Farming for the City program provides interns with hands on experience growing food and providing education and outreach to the community, weekly trainings and field trips, and meaningful employment which makes a real difference in the community.  Interns work with PFP staff and members to grow 10 acres of mixed vegetables, operate a CSA, run a farmers market, teach children and teenagers about food and farming, practice and promote seed saving, and lead outreach efforts to increase food access and awareness of food in the City of Poughkeepsie. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) program. Continue reading

Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer

8 Dec

Location: Portland, Oregon

Position closes 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009.

Janus Youth Programs, Inc./Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer to work 30 hours per week within an urban agriculture project based in North Portland and designed to bring a spirit of hope to the people within the community by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership. This position will recruit and partner with people who live in both the St. Johns Woods and New Columbia and Tamaracks public housing communities to (1) organize, implement and evaluate community-based health promotion programs and (2) promote resident leadership. Continue reading

Crown Point Ecology Center is looking for an Organic Farm Harvest Coordinator

8 Dec

Location: Bath, Ohio

Application Deadline: December 28

Crown Point Ecology Center is seeking to fill a full-time Organic Farm Harvest Coordinator position.  In addition to working alongside the Organic Farm Manager on all aspects of growing and maintaining crops on the Crown Point farm, the Harvest Coordinator is responsible for oversight of the CSA and Foodbank harvests, and plant production for the Organic Plant Sale.  In addition, the Harvest Coordinator will help train and supervise apprentices, interns, CSA sharers and volunteers on farm tasks, participate in staff meetings and assist with fund raising or grant writing as related to the farm when necessary. Continue reading

Project E.A.T. needs a Project Specialist

23 Nov

THE DEADLINE FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS PASSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

Location: Alameda County, California

Project E.A.T. (Educate, Act, Thrive) seeks a motivated and independent person to fill the job of Project Specialist. Duties include the general management and implementation of a federally funded, garden-based nutrition education and physical activity promotion program at the high school level.  The Project Specialist will manage all aspects of on-site curriculum modification and implementation to build teacher capacity for the promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption and increased physical activity.  The Project Specialist will also manage all components of an after-school, garden and nutrition based youth development program.  Responsibilities include supporting the school site to maintain and benefit from a 1-acre, food production garden and outdoor classroom. Qualified candidates will have 3 years of increasing experience in youth development, food production and project management. Continue reading

The FARM Institute is hiring for Spring/Summer 2010!

16 Nov

Location: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Available Positions:

* Summer Farm-based Educator (15x) (June 6 – August 27, or September 10)

* Farm Apprentice (2x) (March 15- November 15)

* Farm Apprentice (1x) (June 1- August 31)

* Garden Apprentice (2x) (March 15- November 15)

* Garden Apprentice (3x) (June 1- August 31)

The FARM Institute (TFI) is an educational working farm on 162 acres of picturesque coastal sand plain on Martha’s Vineyard Island, Massachusetts.  The mission of TFI is to operate a teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in agriculture through the operations of a diverse working farm. By providing year round educational programs, TFI offers learning experiences in farming, land preservation, nutritional awareness and growing food, as well as the culture and history of Martha’s Vineyard farming. Continue reading