Hello Farm to Fork Friends,
We’re sharing lots of job opportunities this month, so if you’ve been looking for a change, scroll on down to that section. Otherwise, read on for updates and other ways to get involved.
What to Harvest This Month
It’s sweet strawberry season! In addition to eating all the strawberries you can this month, if you work with kindergarten through second grade students, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom has a great lesson that uses strawberries to teach about the different parts of plants and their respective functions. Check it out, and let us know your favorite way to eat strawberries @utfarm2fork.
National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference
Registration is now open for the 2021 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, held June 28-July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. Virtual attendance options are also available. This is a great professional development opportunity for teachers and educators who want to enhance their use of agriculture as a lens for learning. Learn more and register here.
Transitioning Land to a New Generation: Trainer Application Now Open American Farmland Trust (AFT) is seeking 25 experienced agricultural educators from across the country to serve as trainers and help a diverse new generation secure land and succeed in agriculture. AFT’s curriculum will provide trainers with the necessary skills to address the financial, legal and interpersonal issues involved with transferring agricultural land and operations. Applications are due May 16, 2021. Learn more and apply here.
Webinars and Trainings
Racial Equity in Farm to Early Care and Education Forum, May 5, 3-4:30 pm
Please join National Farm to School Network (NFSN) for an open discussion forum to share your insights and ideas on how farm to ECE can actively build power in communities and elevate and enable community initiatives to cultivate just local and regional food systems. Learn more and register here.
Opportunities for Strengthening Farm to ECE Using Federal Funding, May 12, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
The latest round of federal stimulus funding - the American Rescue Plan - will be infusing billions of dollars through the early care and education sector and food and agriculture systems in the coming months. Join this webinar co-presented by the National Farm to School Network, Policy Equity Group, and Food Research & Action Center to learn about immediate opportunities to encourage state decision makers to think creatively across sectors and use funds to build more equitable and resilient food and ECE systems. Learn more and register here.
Voices of the Food Chain: COVID-19’s Impact on Food Workers
The farm to fork movement has the ability to impact not only the quality of the food that ends up on our plates, but the quality of life for workers throughout the food chain—farmworkers, warehouse workers, meatpackers, line cooks, and more. Click here to listen to food chain workers sharing their stories as part of the Voices of the Food Chain project. Or if you’d rather read, a report from Food Chain Workers Alliance is available here.
Permaculture Landscaping Manager, Red Ant Works, Park City
After 25 years, the founder of Red Ant Works wishes to step away from daily operations and is seeking a company manager. This salaried position ($50-75k) with benefits is for 7-8 months per year with some admin work both pre and post-season. Learn more and apply here.
Executive Director, Wasatch Community Gardens, Salt Lake City
WCG is seeking an experienced, passionate Executive Director to lead our efforts to create a community where everyone values and has access to growing and eating healthy, delicious food. We’re looking for leadership experience, preferably as a nonprofit executive director, and ability to fundraise, influence the community, and set and drive strategic direction to further organizational mission. Learn more and apply here.
Outreach Coordinator, EATS, Park City
EATS is hiring an Outreach Coordinator to develop the community outreach efforts surrounding food access in Park City and surrounding areas. Working directly with the Program Manager and the Executive Director, the Outreach Coordinator will be the pulse on the community and direct EATS’ food access programs. The Outreach Coordinator will work 20 hours per week until July 1, 2021, at which point the position is eligible to become full-time. Spanish language fluency is required. Learn more and apply here.
Cooking Class Intern, EATS, Park City
EATS Park City is seeking a part-time Cooking Class Intern in Park City, Utah. The EATS Cooking Class Intern will be responsible for assisting EATS Education Coordinator in facilitating EATS summer programming approximately 20 hours a week during the summer of 2021. Learn more and apply here.
Summer Garden Assistant, Dancing Moose Montessori School, West Valley City
The Lake Park location of the Dancing Moose Montessori School is looking for a part-time Summer Garden Assistant. This person will teach classes to preschool-elementary aged children along with the Garden Director. Classes typically are 2-3 times per week, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. If interested, or for more information, please contact Jodi Kiser, Lake Park School Director at 801-968-0100 Ext. 1 or email her at email@example.com.
Multiple Positions, The Kinlands, Riverton
The Kinlands is hiring retail positions (full and part time available), animal partners, and an administrative assistant. Apply by sending a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more here.
If you have any farm to fork funding opportunities, let us know and we'll share them here!
You'll hear from us again next month. In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you!