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Gardens Project Champion NCO Gardens Project +1 more

  • Date Posted November 08, 2018
  • Location Ukiah, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. NCO was established in 1968 as part of President Johnson's War on Poverty, with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO provides a safety net of emergency assistance, employment, and training services for low-income individuals and families.

The Gardens Project of North Coast Opportunities seeks to relieve hunger and inadequate nutrition throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties by creating access to community-based food production and local, nutritious food. Over the last decade we have worked with local government and private landowners to lease underutilized land around low-income neighborhoods for the creation of 45 new community gardens. Much of our current work focuses on supporting existing gardens and gardeners through leadership training, food production workshops, advocacy and organizational support.

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Job Description This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position with the Gardens Project of North Coast Opportunities. 

The VISTA member will work with an existing community garden network to build sustainability. They’ll develop resources for and by garden leaders to create a managers guide for community gardens and work with the leaders to strengthen their management teams and to set up systems of communication and idea sharing between all garden leaders. They’ll work with the Lake County Gardens Project VISTA to develop a fundraising plan to raise money for garden development and workshops. They’ll coordinate garden workshops and recruit knowledgeable teachers to train new gardeners in the basics of organic food production. Communications and Social Media will be a weekly responsibility of this service member.

Benefits include: biweekly living allowance, education award upon successful completion of service, training, relocation allowance, health coverage, childcare assistance if eligible, choice of education award or end of service stipend 

Service term: February 2019-February 2020 Compensation this position is PAID: stipend How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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