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BUTTE COUNTY LOCAL FOOD NETWORK

Great opportunity to build your resume. Small, but mighty, nonprofit that focuses on creating a healthy, just, resilient and regenerative local food system in Butte Co and our foodshed has tons of projects, even more potential and we need help funding it to see it happen.

Current projects include community gardens, installing gardens in backyards for people, sharing seeds, eductional events, Farmers Marketmobile, Local Food Assessment, and community composting program. We want to focus on art, working with at risk youth to get them growing food for physical and emotional health, garden art project, helping people to convert lawns to food forests to save water and increase community food security. All need support to flourish and train the next generation of leaders in food security.

We seek those who like to eat healthy food, that are of a like mind and are ready to start their journey in making a huge difference right here and right now. Action is foremost for us, but to be truly sustainable in the long run, we need resources.

You will be able to become trained on the Grant Station platform, take webinars around fundraising, research and write grants and then practice in the real world. We have a couple of seasoned grant writers that can direct you, you just need the writing skills, initiative and confidence to get there.

Join part of a collaborative, but independently based team and contribute to your community by joining us and making the work stronger.

You are welcome to write in and receive a stipend for yourself in any grants that are awarded to the organization.

We seek someone who:

  • Cares about local food.
  • Is dependable, creative and independent and works collaboratively and cooperatively.
  • Does what they say you will do in the time they say they will do it, and initiate conversations if they are unable to follow through
Other skills listed below are ideas, not set in stone. We can all learn to write grants.

If you are interested in the position, please apply by sending a note telling us why you want this job, what real life experience you have in grant writing (not necessary to have any for this position) and what skills and/or attibutes you have that make you the best person for the job.


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About BUTTE COUNTY LOCAL FOOD NETWORK

Location:

PO BOX 625, CHICO, CA 95927, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a more healthy, just, resilient, regenerative locally based food system in Butte County.

Description

We are a group of folks who share your dreams of health and community

We have a shared vision that the way in which our food grows impacts us personally as well as the planet and all Life on earth. We value community and connection that fosters a sense of belonging and healthy real food security for all.

Our vision for Butte County is to create a strong local food system as the basis of a strong local economy, anchored in a healthy community that thrives on neighbors helping neighbors.

We are working from backyard gardens all the way to the whole Northstate to create more food security. This involves everything from informing folks on the importance of buying food from our local farmers, to growing food to policy work.

Our signature event, is the Garden BLITZ. We build up to 150 the Spring to create a community that grows food together. Our Eat Your Lawn program invites folks to turn their whole lawns into Permaculture Food Forests.

We do monthly educational meetups, Farm to Fork Feasts with some of our local growers, put on educational events, and have a Famers Marketmobile. We are also, in conjuction with community stakeholders, writing a Local Food Assessment, the final report will be available by Feb. 2022.

Community
Health & Medicine
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1535 Laburnum AvenueChico, CA 95926

(39.74382,-121.84618)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Varies as to committment level. Could be a writing one grant all the way to entre to a full time job (funded by the funds you raise)

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