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ACGA RFQ for Growing Communities Curriculum Editor


Seeking expressions of interest and qualifications:
Editor for the Growing Communities Curriculum Manual

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is seeking an editor
for the Growing Communities Curriculum.  The editor will have the
responsibility for completing the Growing Communities Curriculum manual,  a
100-300 page manual which brings together training materials related to
many aspects of community gardening.

Areas of responsibility: 
*  editing curriculum materials which already exist in draft form
*  working with the From the Roots Up (FTRU) Program Coordinator to
incorporate material from pilot workshops 
*  writing new materials where there are gaps
*  working with a designer to produce the manual.    

ACGA is seeking a qualified candidate with at least 5 years experience in
the above areas.

This position requires a highly self-motivated individual who is also a
team player.  

The contract will extend from April 2000 until delivery of the
finalcurriculum, which is due April 2001.  (There will be gaps in the work
when the curriculum is sent out for feedback from community gardening groups.)
The Editor will confer with a committee of the ACGA board and work with
other consultants to conceive and produce the Manual.  The position will be
supervised and monitored by the From the Roots Up Program Coordinator. 

Qualified individuals should submit a letter expressing their interest in
the project and indicating their qualifications for carrying it out. 
Submissions should include a writing sample and examples of comparable
work; samples will be returned only if a stamped self-addressed envelope is

American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)  
Established in 1979, the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA)
promotes the growth of community gardening and greening in THE U.S. and
Canada.  ACGA is the leader in promoting community gardening as a tool for
community development,  food production and environmental education.  A
national, nonprofit membership organization of horticultural professionals,
community organizers and supporters of community gardening and greening,
ACGA is the main vehicle for networking and information sharing among
groups and individuals in this movement.  Through conferences, newsletters,
journals, list serves and other educational materials, ACGA keeps community
gardening organizations across the nation abreast of inspiring gardening
programs throughout the country, local and national political developments,
funding opportunities, and the availability of technical and educational

From the Roots Up (FTRU) is a major ACGA program which includes the Growing
Communities Curriculum, mentorships, trainings in a wide range of areas,
and four pilot workshops in connection with the Growing Communities Manual.

Please send materials to: 
Karen Payne
Program Director
1916 A Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
fax: 510 705 8988

Deadline for submissions is February 10, 2000.

A more detailed description of the project and and outline of the manual
are available by writing to the above address or by e-mail from

No telephone inquiries please.

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