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WCG Job Announcement

Wasatch Community Gardens
Youth Garden and Education Specialist

Wasatch Community Gardens' mission is to cultivate neighborhoods and
individuals in Salt Lake's inner city by promoting organic gardening and
healthy, sustainable living. Through hands-on garden education, the Youth
Gardening Program teaches inner-city youth responsibility, respect, and the
value of a safe, productive community. The Community Gardening Program
connects diverse people with the land, their neighbors, and themselves,
while providing fresh, organic produce for their families and those in need.

Wasatch Community Gardens has a wonderful opportunity for an energetic
person to help plan and tend two -acre garden sites and implement our
educational curriculum on these sites. This unique job offers ground-level,
grassroots work in a non-profit organization that has been serving Salt Lake
City since 1989. Our hands-on garden education, which serves over 800 youth
each year, teaches children and teens how to work together toward common
goals as well as learn about garden ecology, the natural world, and their
place in it.

The person in this full-time position will help the Youth Gardening Program
Coordinator run all aspects of the Youth Gardening Program with a special
focus on garden planning, care, and maintenance, as well as teaching groups
of youth in the garden throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

 Ability to relate positively with youth from diverse backgrounds,
ethnicities and socioeconomic levels
 Related post secondary education or training, some college education in a
social service services field; education in therapeutic recreation preferred
 Flexibility, energy and motivation
 One year experience in direct social services or education with youth

Salary: This position is funded through the AmeriCorps Program, which
includes a living stipend ($8,000), health insurance and educational award
upon completion.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2001-position begins on October 1, 2001

Send resume and cover letter to:
Youth Garden and Education Specialist Opening
Wasatch Community Gardens
350 S. 400 E. suite 101B
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 359-2658

Ginger Ogilvie
Community Gardening Coordinator
Wasatch Community Gardens
(801) 359-2658 phone/fax (801) 322-4810
350 South 400 East Suite 101B
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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