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youth garden position - OR

Posted: June 23 2010

GARDEN PROJECT LEADER (Project Instructor 1)

Full-time seasonal position available to work with the CSC Youth House Garden program.  The ideal candidate will have a background and/or skills that include working with teens, horticulture & micro-business.
This position requires strong organizational skills, enthusiasm, energy, the ability to work with teens, and gardening skills to implement the youth garden program.  Position requires versatility—must be able to work with youth and community partners. Experience with strategic planning, grant writing, entrepreneurship, horticulture, and working with at-risk teens is preferred.
Must have valid ODL with acceptable driving record to transport program participants in an agency vehicle (chauffeur's license not required). First aid training will be provided. Position is $13.12 / hr; 40 hours / week.  Position will require evening, early morning, and Saturday work (for Farmer’s Markets).
Deadline: Position open until filled - interested applicants should apply by Monday, June 28 for first consideration.  Position description and required applications available at www.communityservices.us or at CSC Corvallis office: 545 SW 2nd St., Suite A.

About the CSC Youth House Gardens:
CSC Youth House Gardens is a program of Community Services Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth workforce training, education, and the skills to foster community engagement.   At this site, youth gardeners improve work skills, gain a greater understanding of gardening and local food systems and contribute to the community in a positive way.
A youth crew and Youth House staff plan and maintain the Youth House Garden year round.  The garden is a living learning environment, a community demonstration site and a small business.  It features raised beds, cold frames, a greenhouse, composting, and a green wall.  The youth gardeners grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers.  We utilize organic growing techniques, companion planting, ecological landscaping and elements of permaculture design.   Our produce and starts are sold at the Corvallis Farmers’ Markets.
CSC Youth House Garden
536 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
www.communityservices.us

Fax: (541)  752-2348