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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- URBAN MINI-FARM IN DC

  • Subject: [cg] JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -- URBAN MINI-FARM IN DC
  • From: "Matt Bierce" <mattbierce@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:53:02 -0500

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY HARVEST

Community Harvest, a non-profit organization working to help create a healthy, local food system that works for small farmers and low-income communities in the Washington, DC area, is seeking an experienced gardener/youth educator for the full time position of Education Program Coordinator at our urban mini-farm -- "Urban Oasis".

The Education Program Coordinator will create a new "Living, Learning Laboratory" project to provide elementary-high school students with hands-on gardening experience, while increasing their interest and understanding of food access, nutrition, health, the environment and related issues.

Responsibilities include:

Develop a project workplan, in conjunction with ongoing farm and market
activities at Urban Oasis
Produce leaflets, brochures and other materials to publicize the project
Conduct outreach to elementary, middle school and high school teachers,
after-school, 4H and other youth program leaders in low/moderate income DC
communities
Design and write curricula for different age groups to be used at Urban
Oasis and in classrooms
Write portions of grant applications and reports

Qualifications:

Experience in organic gardening or farming
Experience in teaching youth, especially about relevant topics such as
agriculture, the environment, health and/or nutrition
Self-motivated, but able to work well as part of a team
Strong writing and computer skills

Salary is mid $20's, plus benefits

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Community Harvest

2437 15th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

Fax: 202-667-9202
Email: communityharvest@mindspring.com
Web: www.communityharvestdc.org
Phone: 202-667-8875

Application deadline is March 15, or until position is filled. Job starts in April.



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