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Texas: Paul Quinn College seeks Farm Manager

6 Apr

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job title: Farm Manager and Director of Agricultural Programs

Organization: Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart, Dallas, TX 75241

This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial and creative individual who is interested in helping to build a sustainable food/social entrepreneurship program at the oldest historically black college or university (HBCU) west of the Mississippi River.

Paul Quinn is a private, HBCU, founded by a small group of African Methodist Episcopal preachers in Austin, Texas, April 4, 1872. Since 1990, the College has resided on 147 acres of beautiful rolling hills and trees just south of downtown Dallas. The mission of the College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, service, leadership, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Our working organic farm will be a key resource for both the College and community. The success of this venture is critical because the community surrounding the College is a food desert.  Even though the school, and its surrounding community, is a mere eight minutes from downtown Dallas, there are no legitimate grocery stores or healthy dining options within a five mile radius.  The College is undertaking the creation of the organic farm to provide quality and nutritious food for both its students and the surrounding neighborhood.  The farm includes (1) a production garden that will begin providing food for the campus, local restaurants and families from the community this fall and (2) educational gardens used to demonstrate and teach lessons in agriculture. Continue reading

The Sustainable Food Center seeks a Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ Program Coordinator

9 Mar

Location: Austin, Texas

Resumes accepted until March 19, 2010

Hours: part-time, 25 hours/week

Sustainable Food Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre™ (THK) is a program of Sustainable Food Center that provides individuals and institutions with the resources and knowledge to make lasting dietary and behavioral changes. THK offers free, interactive 6-week cooking class series that emphasize the selection and preparation of fresh, seasonal foods that are nutritious, economical, and delicious. Continue reading

FRESH seeks Interns

24 Feb

Location: Several cities throughout the United States

The documentary film, FRESH, is looking for one intern in each of the following cities:  New York, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Boulder/Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago to publicize and coordinate FRESH Restaurant Week, which will coincide with the theatrical release of FRESH in each of these cities (from April through June).

This position starts immediately and lasts for at least 2 months. Continue reading

Microbial Earth seeks a Farmer

4 Feb

Location: Austin, Texas

Great opportunity for ambitious, self-starting individual/s that wants to run their own farm.

Looking for an experienced and dedicated organic farmer interested in growing produce on 3-5 acres of land to start. This land has a well that produces about 350 gallons per 24hrs during the dry season and there is a pond nearby. This land has not been cultivated for at least 5 years. Continue reading

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas seeks a Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Policy

19 Jan

Location: Austin, Texas

The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas has an opening for a full-time Senior Director of Advocacy & Public Policy.  The primary objective of this position is to plan, develop and effectively implement an advocacy program to lead Central Texas to eliminate hunger through engagement in public policy development, to foster the growth of grassroots hunger awareness efforts throughout our service territory and provide a strong voice for those in need. Continue reading