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Community Garden Program Specialist Fresh Approach +4 more

  • Date Posted August 05, 2022
  • Location East Palo Alto, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. We accomplish our mission through a variety of food access and education programs across the Bay Area, including the Mobile Farmers’ Market, VeggieRx, Collective Roots Community Gardening Network, and the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy foods and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand.

We are seeking an individual who values diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which community members and co-workers from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.
Job description

Fresh Approach seeks a detail-oriented and organized individual with good public communication skills to plan, coordinate, and implement the organization’s Community Garden Programs. This role is primarily responsible for planning and implementing community garden programs including workshops, volunteer days, assigning plots and home installations, regular garden and greenhouse maintenance, community compost program, and oversight of interns, volunteers and/or ambassadors.

We are seeking an individual who values diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which community members and co-workers from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and Further Develop the Collective Roots Community Garden Programs 
    • Develop partnerships and work closely with community organizations, government agencies, and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area
    • Develop new garden education lesson plans and materials, and adapt established curriculum
    • Assess community need for programming and events
    • Work with Marketing & Communications staff to develop outreach and promotional material for garden plots, installations, and other programs
    • Develop and coordinate garden resource supplies for installations and maintenance 
    • Assist with Community Compost Hub program development and implementation
    • Coordinate with partner school and community gardens, providing supplies and support
    • Assist in project management to ensure that projects successfully meet guidelines
    • Complete record-keeping to document work completed and progress toward grant goals
    • Collect, input, and analyze program data using Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and Salesforce
    • Use data to report impacts, shape future planning, and recruit future partnerships
    • Participate in collaborative/regional meetings related to health, food access, and public benefits
    • Engage Fresh Approach’s volunteers, interns, and community members

 

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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