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MD Community Garden Educator Position

  • Subject: [cg] MD Community Garden Educator Position
  • From: "Betsy Johnson" betsy@bgjohnson.com
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 14:15:33 -0400

Position Description
FSNE Community Garden Educator

The FSNE Community Garden Educator position is a full-time non-tenure
track faculty Extension assistant position. The position is part of the
Food Stamp Nutrition Education program (FSNE) conducted by the
University of Maryland Cooperative Extension.  FSNE provides nutrition
and gardening programming to food stamp participants and those income
eligible for food stamps.

The position is located at the University of Maryland at the Democracy
Collaborative.  The educator will provide nutrition education programs
to residents of Prince George's County.


.	Identify and evaluate sites for gardening suitability.
.	Identify resources needed for food gardens including water,
tilling equipment, compost, mulch, seeds/transplants, and tools.
Develop a plan for obtaining those resources.
.	Collaborate with community members of diverse backgrounds to
plan, start, maintain, and sustain school/community gardens.
.	Develop working relationships with Prince George's County
agencies and other community partners who can contribute to the
project's goals.
.	Enlist the support of faculty and staff at the University of
Maryland for technical assistance and educational support.
.	Use creative approaches to engage young people and their
families in learning about food production and healthy eating.  Assist
learners in developing skills in gardening and food preparation.


Applicants must be self-motivated, flexible, innovative, and resourceful
with strong gardening skills and experienced in conducting
community-based education programs. They must also possess:
.	Bachelor's Degree 
.	Significant training/experience in the theory and practice of
horticulture, plant
	science, environmental science, landscape architecture or
related field
.	Demonstrated technical vegetable gardening skills and experience
.	General knowledge of soils, composting and pest management.  
.	Experience in gardening under a variety of conditions (e.g. in
raised beds, containers, greenhouses, etc.)  
.	A valid Maryland driver's license and access to an automobile
for travel around Prince George's County and to FSNE trainings. 
Also highly desired:
.	Experience with writing grants and securing funds for projects.

.	Experience in community organizing and/or partnering with
grassroots communities and schools.  
.	Full literacy in English and Spanish. 
.	History of working with new immigrants and communities of color.

Please send application letter, resume or CV and names/telephone numbers
of 3 references to:
Margaret Morgan-Hubbard
1241 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
or email:  mmh@democracycollaborative.org

CLOSING DATE: October 20, 2005 or when filled,


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