Garden Consultant/Coordinator at Wright Charter School in Santa Rosa

Garden Consultant/Coordinator
Temporary/Part Time
Wright Charter School
2016/2017

Start Time: ASAP

Position/Duties
Under the supervision of the site Principal, the Garden Consultant/Coordinator will oversee garden planting and care. The Garden Consultant will also work with teachers and students at all grade levels (K-8) to develop and maintain classroom and school gardens and to develop and use standards based curriculum for garden based instruction. The Garden Consultant will also be responsible for fundraising and grant writing to maintain garden related projects.

Facilitate and supervise classroom visits to the garden (K-6 approximately 40 minutes per class per week/middle school garden elective approximately 55 minutes twice per week).

Extra flexible hours per week are authorized for garden maintenance, lesson and materials preparation, grant research/writing work (up to 25 total hours per week) 10 flexible hours authorized for summer garden maintenance.

Here is the full job posting: WrightGardenCoordinatorPosition

Contact Information

LINDA LANDA Personnel Services Coordinator

PHONE (707) 542-0550 Ext. 103

E-Mail llanda@wrightesd.org

2017-2018 Garden Based Education Grant Application Open!

The School Garden Network recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles for successful school gardens is the lack of funding for Garden Coordinators.  Without a stable leader and educator in place, school gardens are hard to maintain and it is difficult to organize and deliver garden classes. The Garden-Based Education Grant is specifically designed to address this issue by providing funds that can be used for the salary of the Garden Education Coordinator, professional development for the Coordinator and other garden team members, and curriculum materials.

SGN is offering Garden-Based Education Grants of $5,000 each, to five schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

The grant package includes:

  • Healthy Roots nutrition education and cooking classes
  • Individualized support in garden design and program development by Project Manager
  • Participation in 2 free farm field trips
  • 5 Garden Coordinator Workshops facilitated by the SGN Program Director

To learn more about the 2017-2018 Garden-Based Education Grant package and the application requirements, click here.

Workshop Opportunity- The Growing Classroom on March 2nd!

Old Adobe School is hosting LifeLab’s The Growing Classroom Workshop on March 2nd, 2017. Check out the agenda.

This workshop is being generously funded by Old Adobe School, so it is FREE to attend. But space is very limited, so please contact Beth Stoep at slwenz@comcast.net if you are interested.

 

 

 

 

Starting Your Garden from Seed- FREE CLASS

Starting Your Garden from Seed

FREE CLASS

Saturday, February 25

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 500 Robinson Road, Sebastopol

 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Learn about planning your garden, starting seed indoors, sowing directly in the garden, and what supplies you need to be successful. Class will be taught by Electra de Peyster.

 Electra de Peyster has been a UCCE Sonoma County Master Gardener since 2004 and teaches classes on seeds, seed saving and food gardening for the Master Gardener Library series and for community groups. She has volunteered at the Community Seed Exchange since 2009 and is also the founder of SeedStewards, a project that promotes seed saving as one part of a sustainable future.

 Seed Library open  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are a grassroots community seed library  supporting Sonoma County gardeners with free, open-pollinated, locally grown, pesticide- and GMO-free seeds.All gardeners with or without seeds to share are welcome.

Work Party-9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us  in the Seed Garden

located on site, where we grow many of the seeds offered in our library. A great way to learn more  about seed saving and gardening. Always optional!!

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seed Library

We are a grassroots community seed bank that supports Sonoma County gardeners with free,
open-pollinated, locally grown,
pesticide- and GMO-free seeds.
All gardeners with or without seeds to share are welcome.

Save Seeds, Share Seeds

We hope that many gardeners
will commit to grow out and donate back to the seed library.

School Garden Gathering March 9th at Steele Lane School

Hi School Gardeners!

Joins SGN and SlowFoodsNorth for a School Garden Gathering in Santa Rosa at  Steele Lane School’s wonderful courtyard garden from 3:30-5:00.

We’ll begin with a tour of the garden from garden teacher, Todd followed by a share out of some tried and true”Garden Back Pocket Lessons”.  Bring a favorite!

SGN and SlowFoodsNorth will bring seeds, starts and some Bodega Red Potatoes , a local potato brought back from obscurity and now on the SlowFoods Ark of Taste!

Please RSVP HERE

 

 

Lowes Toolbox for Education grant due Feb.9th

If you have not yet applied for a Lowes Toolbox for Education grant this is a great way to fund infrastructure in your garden!

“Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes…

It’s that easy when you take advantage of Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and is dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe’s.”

Community Soil Foundation Seeks Garden Educator

Community Soil Foundation seeks  Garden Educator to deliver garden-based education curriculum to the students of Mark West Elementary, San Miguel and Mark West Charter Schools.The Educator will deliver weekly lessons in-class and out in the garden to elementary and middle school students—combining environmental science education and nutrition education with hands-on experiences in the school gardens (planting, tending, harvesting, and cooking). The Garden Educator  will collaborate with Community Soil Foundation’s staff and Program Director to build involvement in and commitment to the garden within the school community.

More details here:  CSF School Garden Educator and Coordinator (3)

 

 

Position Details:

The Educator is part-time at first and will start at 20-32 hours a week, required three to four days in the garden.

Support School Garden Network with Oliver’s Community card

Do you shop at Oliver’s Market?

You can earn 3% of every purchase for a non profit of your choice- such as School Garden Network!!!

Visit any Oliver’s store to get a community card and sign-up form or register online today!!!

Please forward this opportunity to your friends and family

Lifelab workshop”Plant it, Grow it, Eat it” at Old Adobe School

Lifelab will be coming to Old Adobe Elementary in Petaluma, CA on Nov. 29th. The class goes from 8:45 – 3:30. The class will focus on their “Plant it, Grow it, Eat it” workshop. Some topics include: the power and purpose of garden enhanced nutrition, eat a rainbow, one-bite lessons, and year round garden lesson planning. We have a few spots open and would love to fill them with school garden network people! Please email Beth at bstoep@oldadobe.org if you want more information or to sign-up.”

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant-Application open Dec 18th

If you have not yet applied for a Lowes Toolbox for Education grant this is a great way to fund infrastructure in your garden!

“Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes…

It’s that easy when you take advantage of Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant program. Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) knows how hard you work for your kids and your community and is dedicated to helping your parent-teacher group achieve even more for your school. Apply for our Toolbox for Education Grant now and build on your already impressive parent group success with Lowe’s.”