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Living Considerations RE: Job Announcement in Long Beach, CA

  • Subject: Living Considerations RE: [cg] Job Announcement in Long Beach, CA
  • From: Sharon Gordon gordonse@one.net
  • Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 10:19:15 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

This job sounds really wonderful.  The person who gets it could have a day
filled with an interesting variety of jobs and be able to have a really
positive impact on a community.  Our family was previously offered a job in
this area and we researched the living situation.  We discovered that small
two bedroom houses on usually one tenth of an acre of land were going for
$400,000 and up in the area.  And this is not something you could get with a
salary of $25,000 a year.  Although perhaps if you lived in a nearby
homeless shelter, ate only from the gardens, and spent no other money except
that required by law for taxes and an annual pair of shoes, in 16-20 years,
you could save up enough for a big enough down payment to get a loan for a
small house, but only if real estate doesn't rocket up in price again.  I am
wondering if you could get around this by partnering with Habitat for
Humanity to build or rehab a house near the director's work gardens.  The
house could serve as an eco-model (Habitat just built one in Tennessee where
the utility bills are less than $43 a month.)  If necessary, you could
require that the house be sold at low cost plus a bit of reasonable increase
to the next director if the current owner left the job.  The yard around the
house could also be landscaped as a permaculture/biointensive garden and
serve as a another demonstration project as well.


Long Beach Organic, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
sustainable organic gardening practices and local food consumption in an
urban environment seeks an Executive Director.
The Executive Director’s responsibilities include maintenance of an organic
nursery and demonstration garden, implementation of a new community garden,
maintenance of existing community gardens, and serving as a resource for
school garden programs in the City of Long Beach.
Qualifications include experience in organic gardening, nursery management,
non-profit management, and community organizing. Leadership skills and
computer literacy a must.
Salary starts at $25,000 per year (40 hour work week). Benefits negotiable.
Deadline for receiving resumes is June 21. Training begins July 1.
Fax resume to (562) 439-0327 or email to info@longbeachorganic.org

Thank you!

Please note that my email address has changed to info@longbeachorganic.org.
Please update your address book.
Aliye Aydin
Executive Director
Long Beach Organic
1336 Gladys Ave
Long Beach, CA  90804

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