School Garden Training & Outreach Specialist

Location: 
Madison, Wisconsin
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (All day)

Community GroundWorks is seeking an experienced garden-based learning professional to develop and offer training and technical assistance services for teachers, early childhood providers, afterschool educators, Master Gardener Volunteers, Farm to School AmeriCorps members, and UW-Extension agents statewide as part of the new Wisconsin School Garden Initiative. Please visit www.communitygroundworks.org/content/job-posting-WSGI for a complete position description and application instructions.

 About the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative is a collaborative program between Community GroundWorks, University of Wisconsin-Madison and other statewide partners.  The Initiative builds off of the success of the Got Dirt? Garden Initiative to employ youth gardening and garden-based education strategies to reduce the rates of overweight and obesity in Wisconsin’s children, ages 2-18.

The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative will utilize training, resource development and technical assistance to support gardens and garden-based education at schools, child care centers and after-school programs across the state.  Resources will include Got Veggies?: A Garden-based Nutrition Education Curriculum and Got Dirt?: A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens.  Funding for this project was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

 About Community GroundWorks

Community GroundWorks is a nonprofit organization that connects people to urban farming, community gardening, community-based natural areas restoration and healthful food. Current Community GroundWorks projects include Troy Gardens, Troy Kids’ Garden, Madison FarmWorks, Troy Community Farm, Goodman Youth Grow Local Farm, Capitol Vegetable Garden, and the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative. For more information about Community GroundWorks, please visit our website at www.communitygroundworks.org.