Franklinton Gardens has been awarded two Americorps HarvestCorps positions from September 2013 - September 2014.
This is a direct service position, not administratively oriented like our Americorps VISTA positions. Work detail will involve food production (planting/harvesting of fruit, veggies, fungi), garden installation and maintenance (e.g. trenching, hardscaping, weeding, mulching, watering, etc.), and physical infrastructure build-outs (e.g. roofs, work surfaces, root cellar, headquarters, high tunnels, etc.) for our 1.5 acre urban farm.
Our Americorps provider also requires that the HarverstCorps service member connect 75 families to the Ohio Benefit Bank (food stamps), conduct impact assessment surveys with these clients, and help manage at least 150 volunteers.
Ideal applicants will engage with the conviction that healthy, regenerative food systems must be built to realize a more sustainable society. Experience in the construction/landscaping trades, and a working knowledge of edible plant care also sought in candidates.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 614-233-1887 for more information.