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The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Community Gardening Department seeks a Coordinator for Green Youth Farms

2 Dec

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Community Gardening Department seeks an innovative team player to coordinate the operations of its two south side Chicago locations.

Since 2003, the Green Youth Farm has served as a youth development program for urban high school students in four sites in and around the City of Chicago. This summer employment opportunity exposes youth to various issues around food systems and leadership through: using sustainable growing practices to raise a variety of food crops, selling produce to community residents and other local buyers, cooking with the food grown on the farm, and participating in public speaking opportunities. Students participate in daily teambuilding activities led by program staff and the creation of a safe, positive, and supportive environment is of utmost importance. Continue reading