Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture builds an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system by supporting producers and cultivating community connections that educate, inspire and increase the demand for local food. This VISTA project fights food insecurity by alleviating hunger and increasing access to nutritious locally grown food; provides skills training within the food and agricultural industry; and educating our community about why local food matters.
The specific low-income population this VISTA project will serve are farmers operating small-family farms and community members who face food insecurity. We are seeking two VISTA members to help us reach our project goals.
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours . Service Areas :
Health , Education , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Environment , Hunger , Entrepreneur/Business , Technology , Children/Youth . Skills :
Education , Communications , Youth Development , Non-Profit Management , Leadership , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Computers/Technology , ag/food system knowledge , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Teaching/Tutoring , Community Organization , Environment , Public Speaking .