Old Grove Orange, Inc (OGO), a farm based food systems organization in southern California, and an innovator in connecting local farms to local eaters is offering a paid internship in Local Foodshed Development.
Besides being active in farmers markets, OGO operates one of the state’s largest CSA’s – the Inland Orange Conservancy (IOC), and is now forging California’s premiere Farm2School network, getting local produce to half a million kids throughout the LA basin.
If you are interested in sustainable agriculture and local food, and rebuilding the local food-shed in southern California, work with OGO to get hands-on experience and credibility.
The successful network construction candidate may be involved in: Designing, writing grant applications for, and deploying a local food & nutrition education module for elementary schools across the LA basin; Helping design & deploy a food safety program; Working at our farmers market stand & CSA; Developing content for our website & eater communications; Representing OGO/IOC at various meetings/regional forums
Qualifications (Required): Passion for the local food movement & sustainable agriculture; Self-motivated, hard-working, reliable!; Bachelors degree with some exposure to community food systems, farming, or food service; Strong computer skills – MSoffice suite; Excellent writer & public speaker; Outgoing, sociable!; Drivers license & clear driving record; Willingness to work week-ends (e.g. farmers markets). Qualifications (Desired): Website design & maintenance; Adobe Acrobat/Photoshop; Publisher; Some understanding of organic certification & standards; Farming/gardening experience; Proficiency in Spanish
Compensation: $12/hr. This is a 12-month position with possible extension. How to Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org