Davis, CA 95616
Please join the co-ops of the Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) for a work party! To get full event details, location and time, you must complete the SCHA Work Party & Events RSVP Form at schadavis.org/rsvp. What Are Work Parties? Our co-ops have acres of land that need a lot of work to be maintained. We have regular work parties at most of our co-ops and we cordially invite you to hang out with us and get your hands dirty. It’s a good opportunity to learn more about planting/growing/harvesting food, trimming trees, weeding, native plants, landscaping, and more! Our "work parties" are volunteer work days open to the public; and members, alumni, friends, community members and prospective applicants are welcome to join! Please email email@example.com to get added to subscribe to our monthly Land Stewardship Events Newsletter. We’re happy to host large volunteer events for schools, organizations, Greek life, etc. Please be in touch with us ahead of time if you have a group of 5+, firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers under age 16 cannot participate without an adult present. What You May Be Doing: Building raised garden beds, trellises, or other garden structures Building compost Fixing drip irrigation Weeding Mulching Planting vegetables and perennials Pruning trees Harvesting food Starting seeds Prepping beds for planting How to Sign-Up: Whether you plan to attend by yourself or as part of a group, we invite you to join us at any of our locations. To sign-up, please RSVP. Locations: As you complete the RSVP Form, you will notice that the location name is listed for each event. After you RSVP, you will receive an email before the event with location and task details. We host events at: Corner Co-op (Old East Davis) J Street Co-op (Old East Davis) The Domes & Back 40 (UCD Campus) Tri Co-operatives (UCD Campus) Sunwise Co-op (Village Homes) Restrooms: Visitors will have access to restrooms. Masks are required to access the restroom. What to Wear: Please wear a mask, close-toed shoes, sturdy gloves, and clothes you are comfortable in and don't mind getting a little dirty. Please arrive hydrated and bring water, snacks, sun/rain protection, and any other self-care items you need. Covid-19 Safety: We ask that you help keep all attendees and residents safe while visiting. Please carry a mask at all times. If you are vaccinated, you may either socially distance at least 8 feet from others or wear a mask when within 8 feet of others. If you are unvaccinated, you must wear a mask at all times. Please complete the COVID-19 symptom survey that will be sent you in the event details email no more than 24 hours before the work party. Access Needs: An access need is a support or accommodation a person needs to communicate, learn, and participate fully in an activity. People need different things to participate, and there are a wide range of access needs (e.g., physical, cognitive, sensory). We will do our best to accommodate any access needs you may have. If you need anything in order to comfortably attend this work party, please share this with us in the SCHA Work Party & Events RSVP Form.
Date Posted: May 15, 2023
Davis, CA 95616
Are you interested in Food Justice ? Consider participating in the Food Justice Initiative Internship hosted by the Solar Community Housing Association! We are currently recruiting interns for the Food Justice Internship for the Summer 2023 cohort! What is Food Justice? "The Food Justice movement envisions a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, or the environment. It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities that exist within our food and economic systems. Food Justice activists seek to establish healthy, resilient communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food" (Multnomah Food Policy Council). Internship Details The Food Justice Initiative manages a mutual aid network that facilitates the exchange of food, labor, material resources and food-production knowledge across the Solar Community Housing Association’s (SCHA) housing cooperatives and extended community. Interns lead the community in stewardship of the Domes Food Justice Farm for the production of food crops and medicinal plants to share through a Co-op Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to residents of the co-ops and stewards of the farm. Interns facilitate community-led experiential learning opportunities through work parties and teach-ins. Interns will be given the opportunity to selectively choose a role during the course of the internship. These focuses include, but are not limited to: Garden Manager CSA Coordinator Community Cultivator Orchard Manager Greenhouse Manager, or a new role of their choice! This internship program is a perfect opportunity for students or community members who are interested in building skills in areas including, but not limited to food cultivation, pest management, communication/media, project management and co-leadership skills. Work parties are currently scheduled to take place on Fridays (time TBD). If you are not available at that time, you may still apply and we will see if we can adjust the schedule to accommodate you. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you. More information on this internship can be found here . Applications ar e due by June 11th. What is the Solar Community Housing Association? The Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) is a local non-profit that provides low-income cooperative housing throughout Davis, including the Tri Co-ops and the Domes. Each of the houses are cooperatively managed by the residents and serve as living-learning spaces to empower residents in shared democratic decision making and community building. To learn more about SCHA, visit http://schadavis.org . How to Apply Please review the syllabus and complete the application at schadavis.org/foodjustice by June 11th. We look forward to meeting you!
Date Posted: May 25, 2023