Farm to School Educator / Youth Garden Coordinator

The Mountain Roots Healthy Futures Program builds community food security by creating synergies among education initiatives, nutrition and food access programs, public health and human services, and agricultural/conservation programs in the central Rocky Mountains and southwestern Colorado. Community-driven initiatives in the Healthy Futures Program include Farm to School (F2S), Sustainable Agriculture & Community Gardens, Hunger Solutions (Food Security), and Public Health programs, working together to build and sustain healthy communities, healthy people, and a healthy environment.Healthy Futures Farm to School Members serves a host site in bringing nutrition and environmental education, school gardens, local procurement, and community outreach to K-12 schools in those communities. Farm to School Members serve with an organization staff to build, maintain, and expand school gardens, managing a start-to-finish growing season. F2S Members plan and teach hands-on lessons to pre-k through middle school students that are integrated into the school day, as well as afterschool programs and summer camps. Depending on the site, programs also include farm field trips, guest chef visits, cooking classes, youth farmers markets, a youth farmer apprenticeship program, and summer camps. Members gain exposure to organic agriculture, curriculum development, program planning, volunteer management, and more.We look for candidates that are passionate, intelligent, creative, self-motivated team players, and who feel strongly about the importance of connecting kids to the source of their food for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the larger world. We look for applicants with a background (preferred) or interest in experiential education, sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and health/nutrition.
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas :
Hunger , Health , Community and Economic Development , Education , Children/Youth , Community Outreach . Skills :
Leadership , Youth Development , Non-Profit Management , Cooking / Outdoor Education , Community Organization , Environment , Teaching/Tutoring , Education , Team Work , Communications , General Skills.

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