The Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District (FSWCD) is combating poverty by promoting local food security measures in the USDA designated "food desert" of South Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District Summer Associate will develop three urban community gardens.
The produce from these gardens will augment the JP Jones Community Development summer youth program and the Fairbanks Community Food Bank. Activities include educating youth about gardening practices and nutrition, continuing development of two sustainable gardens in South Fairbanks and increasing community involvement with sustainable gardening. The person in the position would develop in-person communication, community engagement and garden development skills.
Summer Associates are an AmeriCorps volunteer program. Summer Associates in Fairbanks receive a monthly living allowance of $1,358 and an education award of $1,289.95 or a stipend of $345.80 for completing all 10 weeks.
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Environment , Hunger , Neighborhood Revitalization , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach . Skills :
Community Organization , Urban Planning , Environment .