Edible Schoolyard NYC Offering Full time Job Positions, Internships

Edible Schoolyard NYC is offering two fall term internships–along with two full-time job positions. Find the job descriptions and further info here: http://www.idealist.org/view/org/322xbxD4s4cH4/

Edible Schoolyard NYC’s mission is to partner with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms where children can engage in hands-on learning. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and environment required to make healthier choices and change the way they eat for life.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@esynyc.org.

2 Comments on Edible Schoolyard NYC Offering Full time Job Positions, Internships

  1. Hello, my name is Stacy Levine and I live and work in Orange County, NY. I found some information about Edible Schoolyard NYC, and would love to find out if I can teach my students about building gardens in order to help them make healthier choices and change the way they eat. One of the themes of my school system is Healthy Foods, but it isn’t fostered in the classroom or in the lunchroom. I would love to teach the students how much pleasure they can get out of growing their own food. If you can’t help me out, maybe you can direct me to where I can find some support for this endeavor.
    Thank you very much.

    • Hi Stacy,
      A there are a number of curricula out there. A lot will depend on your resources (do you have land or a greenhouse where the students can actually plant stuff, do you have tools, what’s your budget…) and how old the kids are. Different curricula are appropriate for different age groups. You can feel free to contact me using the contact or home page on the site to send me a personal message with more details, or just continue the conversation here, and I can try to find something that might be appropriate for you
      I did just happen to come across this today, so I thought i might share it:

      The Stop Community Food Centre operates a number of food programs that target children and youth. What started out with garden-based education programs for local elementary schools grew, with the opening of The Stop’s Green Barn, to include cooking, nutrition and social justice content. Today, these programs include after-school programs for low-income children, offering hands-on cooking and gardening opportunities and accessible ways to engage with social justice and sustainable food systems issues; a series of sustainable food systems workshops for Grade 5 and Grade 3 classes that meet curriculum objectives and introduce key issues relating to food and poverty; and Food Leadership for Youth, a weekly program for high school girls aimed at developing healthy food skills, behaviours and knowledge.

      On Thursday, September 29th from 12:00-1:00 pm EST, join The Stop’s After School Program Coordinator Andrea Maldonado and Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator Kamla McGregor-Ross as they discuss how these acclaimed programs operate, how they have evolved over time, the benefits and challenges of working within and outside of the school board system, the impact that engaging youth in developing healthy food skills has on upcoming generations, and more. This webinar is perfect for school-based and extracurricular practitioners hoping to include sustainable food systems programs in their work, and anyone interested in how to offer food-based experiential learning to youth.

      The webinar includes a 40 minute broadcast interview with slides, followed by 15-20 minutes of open questions from the audience, sent via text chat, to the speakers. Please note that we have a capacity of 100 for this webinar, and spaces fill up quickly.

      This is the third in a series of webinars offered by The Stop Community Food Centre, highlighting programming and organizational aspects of our Community Food Centre model. For more information about The Stop, or to see archives from our previous webinars please visit our Learning Network. To register for the webinar, click here. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Fraser at elizabeth @ thestop.org

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