Community Gardening Internship

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The GardenWorks Project

The GardenWorks Project
Home vegetable gardens are built in the spring and late summer by volunteers.

Summary of Position:

The position will help establish and maintain a community garden in DuPage County to promote civic engagement health and wellness within the community. The intern will be responsible for the following:

  1. Manage the season’s garden, which includes volunteer recruitment, partnership building, and ongoing garden maintenance throughout the growing season.
  2. Determine a course of action for the proceeds of the harvest to promote nutrition and better health for the greater community.
  3. Visit three area community gardens in the region, and provide reports on successes and challenges, best-practices, and qualitative impact on the community.
  4. Donate harvests to community partners agencies receiving food for food insecure clients.
  5. Meet with partners, local growers/farmers and public health officials to develop best-practices and complete final report of recommendations on the community gardening movement within the local food system.
  6. All other additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Must be flexible in regard to work hours. Some evening and weekend work required.
  • Ability to drive, preferred if equipped with a reliable vehicle.
  • Physical needs of the job: sitting, standing and lifting.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather (heat, humidity, rain and cold) and ability to pick up.
  • Willingness to work independently and also cooperate as part of a team.
  • A commitment to food justice and The GardenWorks Project’s mission.

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WHEN

Wed May 15, 2019 - Sun Sep 15, 2019

WHERE

VariousWest Chicago, IL 60186

(41.87987,-88.22599)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Nutrition
  • Urban Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approximately 10 hours per week, hours vary and can accommodate non-traditional work hours.

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