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Cornell Garden-Based Learning (CGBL) program offers two on-line, intensive learning opportunities, through distance courses using the Moodle interface. First course: February 20 - March 30, 2012; second course: March 26 to May 3, 2012.

These courses are intended for educators or volunteers interested in starting a community or school garden, or looking to improve their existing program, including volunteers, teachers, and community partners. These are fully online courses, featuring a solid foundation with practical, hands-on activities. We recommend taking both courses be taken, since they build upon another. Please contact Donna Cooke, whose signature follows, with questions.

Webinar Series: Cultivating Community with Garden-Based Learning Programs, 5-week program. Webinar begins February 29, 2012.

I wanted to share this. It comes off a community gardening listserve I subscribe too. I was nodding along with the text when I realized it's totally phn.

Sep
01
Deadline

Growing Communities Workshop in Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC on October 25-26, 2012. Early-bird registration September 1, 2012.

About: “Learn to build sustainable, well-organized, community supported gardens”

Caldwell County Agricultural Agent with NC Cooperative Extension Service in Lenoir, NC; open until filled.

About: NC Cooperative Extension is seeking qualified applicants for a Caldwell County Agricultural Agent. Minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in an agricultural or related field. The position will have responsibilities for tree fruit, small fruit, vegetable production, beekeeping, pesticide education, marketing, agri-tourism and local foods coordinator for the county. This individual will be expected to work in these subject areas with farmers and gardeners to include community and school gardens. This agent will be working with production systems ranging from plasticulture to conventional to organic systems.

Youth Specialist
August 26, 2012

Youth Specialist at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Raleigh, NC; open until filled.

About: This is a full-time, 11 month position. The primary purpose of this position is to explore and support the development and implementation of a multi-fronted NC Food Youth Initiative by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and key partners. The Food Youth Initiative (FYI) seeks to create a youth-led food initiative in NC through a food youth council and possibly a public campaign. The individual in this position must be able to move CEFS’s statewide youth programs from their current planning stage through pilot, assessment and implementation phases. This work will require collaborative teamwork on the planning crafted by youth teams in the summer of 2012 with CEFS Youth and Community Food Systems Coordinator as well as with numerous statewide partners, including youth leadership as well as food-focused organizations. In addition to designing and implementing the pilot stage of the project, this specialist must be adept community organizing and outreach as well as at assessment and evaluation for moving these projects forward. This requires that the individual in this position must be able to independently plan projects, research and study best practices with youth food system programming, identify and implement effective strategies with and for youth, grow strong relationships – both existing and new – for expanding the youth network, with within articulate a progressive power analysis of race and the food system, conduct all aspects of data collection, prepare presentations and reports, and prioritize youth experience and opportunity. In addition, the individual will be required to help hire, supervise and train part-time and project-specific youth participants. Additionally, the individual in this position will assist in the coordination if the newly developing Farm to School Coalition group, which has a large youth membership as well as being wholly focused on strengthening good food access in the school environment. There is a strong education and training component to this position, especially with teens and young adults. Individual must be able to supervise youth participants who will be dispersed across the state and convey an energy and optimism about youth empowered leadership in food system equity and good food access. By food system equity and “good food” we mean food that is affordable and accessible to all income populations; food that supports local farmers and helps build a strong local economy; food that is fair and just in its regard to the workers who grow, process, and sell; and food that is culturally valued and healthy for individuals and communities. Individual also must relate well to youth, youth organizers, and community-based organizations, as well as with various stakeholders from large agencies and enterprises. Youth involved currently in the project will be involved in the assessment of candidates for this position and have specifically identified essential characteristics and qualities: passion for this work and for youth, willingness to learn and humble attitude, respect for both youth and elders, creativity and humor, and a transparency and honesty.

Sep
21
Deadline

Youth Agricultural Program Assistant

Job Purpose: Coordinates the Poder Juveníl Campesino (PJC) market garden and small farms projects in conjunction with the NCFIELD executive director and PJC youth leaders, trains youth in pesticide-free growing practices, expands market opportunities for the garden, contacts and interacts with the public and community members to facilitate collaborative learning opportunities, resource sharing, and donations, and assists the NCFIELD director in grants to sustain and grow garden program.

27th Annual Sustainable Ag Conference Oct. 26-28, 2012 in Greenville, SC

C’mon out to beautiful Greenville, SC for top-notch speakers, hands-on intensives and tours, great networking opportunities, and, of course, our famous local, organic meals!

Free Permaculture Design Course in Charlotte, NC; Saturday, Nov 3, 2012.

The course is designed for those that are new to Permaculture, those who have never heard or it and those who might benefit from a refresher. We will also be sharing local resources, other classes, discussions groups etc to extend people's learning.

Community Gardening Intern
February 24, 2014

Community Gardening Intern at The Lord's Acre in beautiful Asheville, NC; open until filled.

Posting as is from a NC community gardening listserv:

Feb
28
Deadline

Summer 2014 Public Gardens Intern with Eat Smart Black Mountain in Black Mountain, NC; deadline to apply: February 28, 2014

Community gardening internship, which may be used to meet requirements for Service-Learning.


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