Farm to School Educator

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:00am


Reno, NV
United States

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Primary responsibilities

  • Provide garden education in schools and at the Urban Roots’ Teaching Farm that builds an improved sense of academic engagement and preference for healthy fruits and vegetables.
  • Lead/teach lessons in the classroom and on the Teaching Farm in accordance with provided curriculum and training;
  • Develop lessons to improve existing curriculum;
  • Assist schools with installation and maintenance of school gardens to be used as outdoor classrooms;
  • Design/lead workshops to train volunteers to install/maintain school gardens
  • Utilize and mentor interns & volunteers assisting with education programs;
  • Design and lead teacher trainings on lessons and best practices to effectively use school gardens as a teaching tool;
  • Provide workshops to community members to improve food security and increased knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices in our region.
  • Lead/teach workshops at Urban Roots or partner organizations in accordance with established curriculum and training;
  • Develop materials to improve workshops or provide new workshops with these topics as the focus;
  • Implement and maintain sustainable agriculture practices to use hands-on training techniques within workshop and maintaining teaching supplies and spaces;
  • Provide Urban Roots’ education program to students’ participating in partner organizations’ summer programming.
  • Develop activities appropriate for the partner sites that follow the goals and structure of Urban Roots’ standard curriculum;
  • Conduct lessons and activities at partner sites on a ‘roving’ basis;
  • Maintain accurate records of students’ reached and impact of education program on those students.

How to Apply:

Apply through the Employment page from the Urban Roots website at Deadline for applications is August 7, 2015. For more information email/call Alisha at 775.453.4141.