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Location: Troy, NY
Application Deadline: None
Type: Internship
Career Level: Internship
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No

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About Capital District Community Gardens
For more than 35 years, Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG) has worked to reduce the impact poor nutrition has had on public health in the Capital Region by organizing urban community gardens, offering healthy food access, providing nutritional and horticultural education for all ages, and coordinating urban greening programs.

Program Description
The Produce Project is a job training program which engages youth from Troy High School in the year-round production and sale of organic vegetables. With help from the programs Farmer and Educator, students manage their crops from seed through sale, while earning a stipend and a food share to take home to their families.

Position Description
Assists Farmer and Educator in refining and applying an activity-based curriculum that uses sustainable agriculture as a tool to develop critical job and life skills, as well as tangible experience in science, math, leadership and communication
Works with urban youth and acts as a role model in horticultural, culinary and life skills
Assists in regular farm tasks
Provides administrative support

Compensation
Unpaid, college credit may be available
Weekly share of organic produce

Interns will have the opportunity to pursue related interests and special projects toward fulfillment of the program. Spring, summer and fall internships are available.
Please send resume and cover letter to Tolu Fashoro, Educator, at proproeducator@cdcg.org


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