Temporary Assistant Garden Coordinator – John B. Riebli Elementary: Santa Rosa

Responsibilities: The Assistant School Garden Coordinator will be building upon a foundation of five years of work by previous coordinators, and will continue to connect students to healthy food through experiences and lessons in the garden, nutrition education and cooking. Lessons include subject matter in art, science, health, math and language arts.

Garden Coordinators will:
● Lead student lessons in the garden (lessons previously developed)
● Work alongside classroom teacher to engage and maintain a positive class environment
● Maintain garden and garden beds
● Coordinate with and attend monthly PTA general meetings
● Coordinate and communicate with school staff

Garden Description: 12 raised bed tasting garden following an all subjects CA standards curriculum.
Garden Activities: Grow vegetables, Composting bin, Cooking or taste testing in the garden or classroom, Nature
study, Seed saving, Vermicomposting, Science experiments, creative & visual arts

Year Garden Was Started : 2012
Location: 315 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
Garden Coordinator: Tina Thomas
Skills/Qualification Desired:
Strong written & verbal communication
Experience with elementary students
Basic gardening and nutrition knowledge
Passion for food
Adaptability, organization & scheduling
Time management
Self-starter and problem-solver
Ability to multi-task
Positive attitude in a busy environment
Team player
Creativity to develop lessons, events and community engagement opportunities
The ideal candidate is passionate about food systems and environmental education, has experience working with kids outdoors, cooking healthy food, and growing food!
Maintain communication and attend monthly garden meetings and PTA meetings to provide a brief update on garden activities

Hours and Compensation: $25/hr for instructional time with students, paid through Riebli PTA funds
How to apply: Contact Patty Dineen, Riebli Elementary School, 707-524-2980, ext 3101

Work for SGN! Nutrition Educator Position CLOSED

Healthy Roots Nutrition Educator Job Description

SGN is looking for an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic Garden Nutrition Educator with the passion and experience to provide fun and inspiring hands-on nutrition education and cooking classes to elementary school students at school garden sites.  Through the Healthy Roots program, the Nutrition Educator will increase student exposure to the benefits of local, seasonal crops while raising parent awareness of how to purchase and prepare these crops for their families.



  • Provide 30 garden-based Healthy Roots nutrition education classes
  • Provide 2 Family Nutrition Workshops
  • Communicate & coordinate with teachers, school administrators, and SGN staff
  • Administer surveys, enter data, report findings
  • Track program by documenting progress in shared server
  • Report to supervisor monthly
  • Provide quarterly program reports to program supervisor
  • Attend Board meeting once per year to report on program
  • Attend occasional Healthy Roots fundraisers and meetings

Desired Qualifications:

  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, the mission of SGN
  • Experience working with kids in the outdoors, garden, cooking
  • Basic knowledge of gardening and local, seasonal crops
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized, self-starter, with ability to work independently
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License and personal vehicle available for job

This is a part-time (100 hour) contract position that will run from late July 2017-June 2018. $35/hour plus, gas mileage reimbursements.

There is a quick turnaround on hiring for this position, as we want to train the new educator in time for the new school year. Training is planned for the last 2 weeks of July.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to info@schoolgardens.org

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2017.

Position Available at Petaluma Bounty

Education & Engagement Coordinator

The Engagement and Education Coordinator manages the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan for education and community engagement efforts for Petaluma Bounty’s food access and education programs. The Education & Engagement Coordinator position is central to Petaluma Bounty’s operation and growth, reports to the Program Director, and works alongside the Farm Manager.

Please CLICK HERE to read the job description in its entirety.

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample of 2 pages or less to jobs@petalumabounty.org, with “Education & Engagement Coordinator Applicant” in subject. Interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Approximate start date is beginning of May. Due to the number of candidates, we will be unable to respond personally to each submission.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Community Soil Foundation Seeks Program Director

The mission of CSF is to cultivate the wellness of Sonoma County communities by offering land-based education, creating access to organic produce, and regenerating habitat and natural resources.

The major goals that have been prioritized to carry out the mission include: 1) conducting year-round, outdoor, garden-based education to youth and adults, 2) teaching environmental stewardship through sustainable, organic gardening practices and habitat restoration and regeneration, 3) selling affordable, fresh organic produce at a farm stand located in Santa Rosa and donating a portion of the yield to local food banks, 4) teaching garden-enhanced nutrition education courses to youth and adults, 5) providing a community gathering-space for community members to reconnect and spend more time with their family, friends and neighbors.Job Description:

Community Soil Foundation’s Program Director (PD) is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the two co-founders of the organization.

The PD will supervise all staff including the Garden Educator, Garden Coordinator and the Bookkeeper. The PD collaborates with Community Soil Foundation’s staff, local community-based organizations, schools within the Mark West Union School District, existing funders and community members to build involvement in and commitment to the garden and its programs.

Position Details:

The PD is part-time at first and will start at 10 hours a week with a flexible schedule. The 10 hours a week is funded for a full year with hopes of additional fundraising to increase hours per week. Hourly rate starts at $20 per hour.

More details can be found CSF Program Director

Questions: jeff@communitysoil.com

The position is now open. We anticipate filling the position by end of February 2017.


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.

Fresh Greens Pre-School Seeking Site Supervisor, Teacher, Atelierista, Aide