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Garden Coordinator (Volunteer; unpaid)

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Grace Grows

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Overview

We are looking for a Garden Coordinator to manage garden and food production, as well as garden participant engagement. At GRACE Grows, a 501(c)(3) organization in Alachua County, Florida, we empower individuals who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurity through horticulture. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.gracegrowsgnv.com .

Core Responsibilities

  • Possess knowledge of garden strategy practices
  • Plan garden initiatives in accordance with GRACE Grows’ mission and operational goals
  • Coordinate with the Program Director and other relevant parties to synchronize scheduling with: (1) food production, and (2) planting and harvesting objectives within the Horticulture Vocational Course
  • Harvest produce while ensuring minimal food waste and maximum production
  • Be on-site to facilitate volunteer workday activities
  • Maintain a roster of garden participants and recruit participants as they engage
  • Work with garden participants to maintain their garden beds
  • Update and maintain quantifiable metrics to reflect food production, garden participation, and impact

Experience & Education

  • Minimum of 2 years of vocational school, certificate program, and/ or 2+ years of experience in agriculture, horticulture or related field
  • Ideally, focus of degree reflects the responsibilities of the position, including but not limited to: Plant Pathology, Horticulture, Agriculture, Master Gardener Certification, Social Science/ Sociology
  • Academic focus on marginalized populations, food and resource economics, sustainability, and other related topics preferred

Skills

  • Balance of compassion and accountability, and a combination of strategic and practical abilities
  • Understanding of North Central Florida growing conditions, agricultural & horticultural principals, and culturally appropriate food crops
  • Clear communication skills, with the ability to successfully interact with program target populations
  • A scientific perspective & fact-based communication and decision-making
  • Comfortable with occasional chaotic moments which will occur because of the at-risk population being served
  • Trauma-informed approach to working with participants, exemplary listening skills, prioritizing participant engagement
  • Competent at setting boundaries in communications, behaviors and interactions
  • Understanding social issues related to homelessness and power dynamics in order to enable empowerment

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About Grace Grows

Location:

3055 NE 28th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609, US

Mission Statement

Empowering individuals who are experiencing homelessness or food insecurity through horticulture.

Description

Founded in 2017, GRACE Grows' mission is to empowering individuals experiencing homelessness or food insecurity through horticulture. Our programs focus on community development, therapeutic horticulture, and education.

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3055 NE 28th AveGainesville, FL 32609

(29.67961,-82.28793)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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