hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Sacramento 2nd VISTA Position open

  • Subject: [cg] Sacramento 2nd VISTA Position open
  • From: "Bill Maynard" <bMaynard@WoodRodgers.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 17:13:07 -0700
  • Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
  • Thread-index: AcSKOEvnMgoqgIo0RxW891zqx+7fgw==
  • Thread-topic: Sacramento 2nd VISTA Position open

Please forward to others as well.. deadline is approaching…









An Americorps* VISTA position with the Sacramento Hunger Commission to

further develop and expand an edible landscaping project in low-income housing complexes


Goals in 2004-05:  To continue the development of the new Kennedy Estates edible landscaping project (in collaboration with Mercy Housing and the multicultural residents of the complex) and to create a model edible landscaping project that can be replicated at other properties – ultimately to increase low-income residents’ access to fresh produce.


Major Responsiblities:

  • Build partnerships and develop funding to create a viable system for continued edible landscaping infrastructure support
  • Improve community knowledge of and participation in edible landscapes through organized harvests and planting days
  • Increase the capacity and diversity of physical infrastructure

·        Test, evaluate, and modify as necessary edible landscaping nutrition education curriculum; implement curriculum for children and eventually for adults 

  • Assist in evaluating successes and shortcomings of Kennedy Estates Edible Landscaping Project
  • Package tools and methods for cultivating community buy-in and replication elsewhere
  • Work with partners (such as Mercy Housing) to locate other appropriate sites for edible landscaping


Specific Tasks:

§         Create a list of residents who are particularly interested in caring for and developing edible landscaping.

§         Attend community garden meetings and general community meeting at Kennedy Estates to keep residents informed about edible landscaping and to keep the Hunger Commission informed of residents’ sentiments about edible landscaping.

§         Replace trees and plants that do not survive the first season.

§         Organize residents to augment edible landscaping infrastructure.

§         Teach nutrition education to youth participating in after-school program that relates to fresh fruits and vegetables that will be available from the edible landscape and on-site community garden.

§         Teach family-oriented nutrition via cooking classes that demonstrate uses for edible landscaping and community garden produce.

§         Gather residents’ personal recipes and create an edible landscaping cookbook.

§         Meet with Mercy Housing, Sacramento Mutual Housing Coalition, and/or other low-income housing agencies to market the idea of implementing edible landscaping projects elsewhere.

§         Visit potential sites and create a workplan for implementation of additional edible landscaping projects.



§         Self-motivated

§         Interest in food-security issues

§         Basic health and nutrition knowledge

§         Second language skills a plus (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hmong, etc.)

§         Ability to appreciate and work well with diverse cultures

§         Knowledge of community development strategies

§         Some knowledge of gardening, interest in edible landscaping


Application Deadline: September 3, 2004 (Approximate start date: Nov. 8, 2004)


You may apply on-line at www.americorps.org


Or send a resume and a cover letter to:

Peggy Roark

Sacramento Hunger Commission

909 12th St., Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95814


Or by email: proark@communitycouncil.org


 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index