Multiple AmeriCorps Positions - Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

March 28, 2022 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Organization: Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

About these positions:

1. Full-year VISTA to support BIPOC farming Network at Agraria

Agraria seeks to expand its partnerships in the region to educate people about the importance of soil health to a healthy food system and increase access to fresh, healthy foods. By engaging farmers, community residents and other stakeholders we will work to build and strengthen the farm-to-table network by increasing access points for fresh local foods; facilitating linkages between producers and consumers; providing for a broader range of local foods that reflect cultural and community needs; and expanding local, food-related educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

This project will deepen and widen the scope of local food initiatives, solidifying the foundation for a resilient regional food system, fostering food security in the region, increasing the sense of agency among community residents and overall regional resilience. Agraria is dedicated to investing in beginning and underserved farmers who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color in supporting and sustaining a robust regional food system, and providing education to farmers around regenerative agriculture practices, food production, food security, and food system economics.

Member Duties:

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice is looking for a passionate individual who is interested in regenerative agriculture, supporting local BIPOC farmers growing healthy food for their communities and the region, and strengthening the local food system. The job responsibilities are as follows: conduct research on BIPOC Farming Network needs and assets; perform outreach efforts to expand the Network; develop our online Resource Hub; develop partnerships with aligned organizations and groups; design and pilot programming and events; plan for and participate in organizational events and meetings.

Program Benefits:

Training, Health Coverage, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible

Terms:

Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours

Service Areas:

Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community and Economic Development

Skills:

Education, Community Organization, Leadership, Communications, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, General Skills, Recruitment, Youth Development, Business/Entrepreneur

More information and application can be found here.

Questions? Email Tia at Tstuart@communitysolution.org

2. Full-year VISTA to support farm and foodshed efforts on-site at Agraria and regionally

Agraria seeks to expand its partnerships in the region to educate people about the importance of soil health to a healthy food system and increase access to fresh, healthy foods. By engaging farmers, community residents and other stakeholders we will work to build and strengthen the farm-to-table network by increasing access points for fresh local foods; facilitating linkages between producers and consumers; providing for a broader range of local foods that reflect cultural and community needs; and expanding local, food-related educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

This project will deepen and widen the scope of local food initiatives, solidifying the foundation for a resilient regional food system, fostering food security in the region, increasing the sense of agency among community residents and overall regional resilience. Agraria is dedicated to investing in beginning and underserved farmers who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color in supporting and sustaining a robust regional food system, and providing education to farmers around regenerative agriculture practices, food production, food security, and food system economics.

Member Duties:

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice is looking for a passionate individual who is interested in regenerative agriculture and strengthening the local food system. The job responsibilities are as follows: perform outreach with Agraria’s existing partners and develop new partnerships with food system leaders comprising the full spectrum of our food system, from production, distribution, aggregation, and processing to consumption, enterprise and economic development, and health; document the assets of the local food system to create a Regional Foodshed Guide; develop a plan to expand Agraria’s farm capacity; create volunteer training materials and prepare training and growing sites; recruit and train volunteers: plan for and participate in organizational events and meetings.

Program Benefits:

Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training.

Terms:

Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas:

Housing, Community and Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization.

Skills:

Business/Entrepreneur, Recruitment, Community Organization, Education, General Skills, Youth Development, Leadership, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, Communications

More information and application can be found here.

Questions? Email Alex at Aklug@communitysolution.org

3. Summer VISTA to support Agraria's Education Team

Agraria seeks to expand its partnerships in the region to educate people about the importance of soil health to a healthy food system and increase access to fresh, healthy foods. By engaging farmers, community residents and other stakeholders we will work to build and strengthen the farm-to-table network by increasing access points for fresh local foods; facilitating linkages between producers and consumers; providing for a broader range of local foods that reflect cultural and community needs; and expanding local, food-related educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.

Agraria is dedicated to investing in beginning and underserved farmers who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color in supporting and sustaining a robust regional food system, and providing education to farmers around regenerative agriculture practices, food production, food security, and food system economics.

Member Duties:

The Summer Associate will assist with summer camps at Agraria and at Melrose Acres, a Center for Urban Agriculture in South Springfield. Studies show that nature-based activities improve mental, emotional, and physical health. In addition, learning gardens have a greater impact on children’s tastes and habits than other types of nutrition education and encourage more healthful food choices. The Associate will assist a Lead Educator during programming for children and families, including leading part of the program, helping with setting up and cleaning up, group management and conflict resolution, and communication with parents. They will also maintain educational spaces such as learning gardens and nature play areas. Finally, the Associate will maintain and develop the community partnerships that make these programs possible. Community partnerships are what allow our children’s programs to succeed and reach audiences of highest need.

Program Benefits:

Living Allowance, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service.

Terms:

Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas:

Community and Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, Housing.

Skills:

Fundraising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, Education, Recruitment, Business/Entrepreneur, Communications, Community Organization, Leadership, General Skills, Youth Development.

More information and application can be found here.

Questions? Email Kat at Kchristen@communitysolution.org

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