Employment Opportunity: Garden Manager

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science is seeking an Garden Manager for our new FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) is a preK-12th grade school situated on 62 acres of diverse ecosystems.  We have a few small organic garden areas and are looking to start some new spaces to grow fruits and vegetables for our salad bar in spring and fall as well as start a small school CSA and Farmer’s Market program.  This is an adventurous program and we need YOU to help! The Intern will be responsible for: •    Planning, designing and constructing new garden spaces and adding on to new ones •    Helping with the implementation of a Youth Farm Stand and aiding in the hiring of 4, 9-12th grade students •    Taking students on field trips during summer •    Work Monday nights from 6:30-8 with our Green Thumb Club •    Caring for all gardens with help of students and taking produce to farmer’s market one day a week •    Helping to install irrigation system and fencing •    Using all tillers and tractors •    Co-leading farm related workshops throughout the summer to school families and community members •    Whatever else may come up!

When:        Start May 2009 through August/Sept. Where:    West MI Academy of Environmental Science Grand Rapids MI School website:  www.wma-es.com Who: Students with garden/farm /nutrition education experience that can work independently as well as with direction from site supervisor. Wage: Work 350 hours from May-Sept for $3500 plus profit of vegetables sold at Farmer’s Markets How to apply: Send letter of interest and resume to : Holly Orians hollyorians@choiceschools.com 616-791-7454

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