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Food Roots seeks two LINKS AmeriCorps Members

23 Feb

Location: Tillamook, Oregon

Application Deadline: March 15 or until filled

Position Titles:

Youth Garden LINKS Project Coordinator

Enterprise LINKS Project Coordinator

Time Frame: April 2010 to September 2010, 450 Hours Total

Garden LINKS will focus on local food production with youth and community engagement at the Sacred Heart Food Bank Garden and the Junior High Hoop House Garden. Garden LINKS will be coordinating Food Roots gardens’ production and processing the bounty for programs serving low-income families and for Food Roots’ micro enterprise programs. May will be busy with garden coordination, volunteer recruitment and production. In June the Garden LINKS will be in charge of garden management as production ramps up. July and August will include a lot of work in the community with youth and volunteers, special events at the farmers’ market and outreach. July and August will be the busiest times with planning and activities for fall garden production, along with the bulk of the harvest.  The position requires critical thinking skills; ability to plan, organize and implement plans; being computer literate with Microsoft Office, work independently and as a team. Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production techniques, sustainable agriculture skills and experience working with youth community food programs is preferred. Continue reading