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Gardening the Community seeks a Project Coordinator

11 Jan

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Gardening the Community, a project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter, Inc, is a group of adults and young people who revitalize vacant lots and transform them into productive organic vegetable gardens in the inner city of Springfield, MA.  The produce from the land is sold at markets, restaurants and brought home by the youth.  All transport of food and people is done by pedaling – bicycles and bike trailers –to reduce urban pollution, increase youth mobility and independence, build strong and healthy bodies, and facilitate community interaction. The goal of the program is to introduce, instill, and put to practice concepts of sustainable living, food security, self-sufficiency, and beauty in an urban environment. Continue reading