A food system encompasses the path food travels from farm to fork. It includes growing, harvesting, processing, distributing, marketing and disposing of food. Improve social justice in Rustbelt Appalachia by joining Grow Ohio Valley’s efforts to improve local food systems. Candidates should have demonstrated interests in social justice, urban agriculture, education, and/or food systems work, with a desire to reduce poverty, a passion for service, and readiness to work with their hands. Members will integrate into GOV’s core operations in food justice and local food access, as well as facilitate garden-based learning in schools and communities. GOV is searching for exceptional candidates to fill these key roles.
The member selected for this program will focus on improving food access to the community through outreach and education related to operations of the Mobile Market, which is a farmer's market on wheels. This member serves closely with Education team; provides some senior and youth programming at market stops; assists in producer promotions; provides some outreach and education related to SFMNP and SNAP. The member is part of a larget team and may help with CSA/FARMacy distributions, activities, and education.
This program begins late May or early June and typically wraps up in late October.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Delicious locally grown food, low cost group housing available
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Comfort using computers
Ability to speak to small groups in public
Ability and willingness to work with adults and youth with disabilities
Subject to criminal background check