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The Real Food Initiative Mass Meeting

Don't forget about the Real Food Initiative's first mass meeting of the semester tomorrow, October 13th at 6pm!


Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in the USCS Farm Garden - Assistant Farm Garden Manager

An assistant farm garden manager position is now available at the UCSC/CASFS Farm. This is a full-time position working with the farm garden manager to perform tasks and assist in the management of the daily operations of the CASFS Farm Garden and greenhouses, acting independently, as part of a team and leading student audiences. The Assistant Manager will also use their experience as a grower and mentor to support the instruction of apprentices, advanced apprentices and undergraduates, with a focus on building agricultural skills and the capacity of participants to work with others to create more equity in the U.S. and global food systems.

To see more details and to apply, go to the UCSC Employment website, and click on the Staff Employment link. Then click on the Search Postings link (in the upper left-hand bar) and enter the job #1505965. 

Youth Garden Project - Associate Director

The Associate Director of theYouth Garden Project (YGP) will take on management and oversight of the organization's day-to-day financials, special events, site maintenance, and internship program. The Associate Director will report to the Executive Director. this is a key staff position that requires an ability to independently perform assigned duties within broad parameters defined by general organizational policies and accepted practices with limited direct oversight. End results determine effectiveness of job performance. This position requires someone with demonstrated leadership skills, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, and has an enthusiasm for engaging the community in the mission of the Youth Garden Project. 

Click here for more information. 

Volunteer Opportunity: The Farm at St. Joe's Fall Open House Event

Need some volunteer hours while helping out a good cause and celebrating the season? The Farm at St. Joe's needs volunteers for this Saturday's open house on October 3rd for their Fifth Anniversary Fall Open House! There will be fresh food samples, pumpkin bowling, farm tours, health & wellness information, kids' activities, along with much more! Call (734)712-HOOP (4667) to sign up for volunteering!

The Ecology Center - Farm to Institution Campaign Director

September 2015

The Ecology Center seeks a Farm to Institution Campaign Director to provide leadership and help connect the dots between our unhealthy industrialized food system and a ‘Good Food System’ for Michiganders and beyond. The position is primarily responsible for the success of Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) and its local food purchasing campaign Cultivate Michigan, an effort that was launched in 2014 and is co-led by the Ecology Center and the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems to work toward the goal of the Michigan Good Food Charter that institutions source 20% of their food locally by the year 2020. Furthermore, as an organizer for Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the position will help determine regional specific projects to help move national sustainable food systems campaigns forward in and around the Great Lakes.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Farm to Institution Campaign Director is a full-time position providing support to Ecology Center’s Sustainable Food, Healthy Communities program. It will help to direct the strategies and activities, identify and pursue opportunities to leverage funding, fill education and resource gaps and cultivate leadership within MFIN and Cultivate Michigan while recruiting members and participants and supporting key projects and partners. In addition to essential, ongoing responsibilities of the co-lead role, some ongoing duties of this position will include managing key functions of Cultivate Michigan website and accounts, working with outside developers as necessary; supporting content development for communications; providing maintenance and dissemination of resources, including, but not limited to informational brochures, purchasing guides and promotional materials; and assisting with event coordination, logistics and facilitation. There will be opportunities for special projects related to procurement and supply chain activities, which will be added to the set of responsibilities as determined by the Sustainable Foods, Healthy Communities team.


Applications due October 1, 2015. 


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