Garden Educator (AmeriCorps)

Organization:

Guidestone Colorado

Location:

Salida, CO

Deadline:

Guidestone Colorado is seeking a 2022 Garden Educator.  This position is for an  AmeriCorps member to serve a three quarter term: full time from March through October 2022 through the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program.   The Garden Educator will work in Guidestone's Farm to School program to:- Build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. - Design and deliver summer camps, field trips and garden classes with hands-on curriculum on nutrition, gardens, food sources, environmental science, cooking, and sustainability with students grades K-12; with a focus on grades K-5.- Introduce fresh local foods through tastings, summer programs, and other activities.- Community outreach/engagement, such as expanding volunteer involvement in the school gardens, organizing events, developing promotional strategies, coordinating and leading community workdays. - Support City of Salida Community Gardens at garden sites through community engagement, education, technical support and partnership development.- Support production activities at the Community & School Farm in the spring and fall, and as needed on an emergency basis.