The South Whidbey School District is expanding its K-12 farm program! The coming 2019-2020 school year is going to be a full and rich year of school farm and culinary curriculum, and growing food for the students and community.
The district is partnering with Readiness to Learn to recruit an Americorps service member to be a vital part of the School Farms team of teachers, farmers and food educators that deliver K-6 farm classes daily, HS Agriculture classes daily, MS garden elective daily, grade 3-6 culinary classes weekly, and that grows produce on our 1.25 acres of school farms for on-site eating, school lunches, healthy snacks and school events. We have a big program and it takes a good team to make it happen. We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and capable individual who has experience growing food, and loves cooking, kids, and teaching.
We are delighted to have just become a part of the Common Threads Americorps team, so this is hot off the press and time is of the essence. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the right candidate comes along. The position begins August 20, 2019 and ends July 31, 2020. The stipend for this service position is $15,000 total for the 11.5 months of service.
We ask that applicants read through our website as it gives an excellent picture of what we do. In the coming school year our class offerings are increasing significantly. If you want to be part of our team, send your resume and a cover letter to Cary Peterson, School Farms Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond promptly. Please contact us at 360-593-2725 if you have not received confirmation of your application.
The South Whidbey School Farms also partners with the Good Cheer Food Bank and Good Cheer Garden, and Whidbey Island Nourishes. As well as serving the school community, the South Whidbey School Farms Americorps educator will become part of a community of young farmers and apprentices who are passionate about growing food, and food justice, here on South Whidbey.
Contact us promptly if you are inspired to join our team!