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Interested in Outdoor Education-Check Out Audubon Vermont!

Audubon Vermont was awarded the opportunity to host a 2nd AmeriCorps member this year! This announcement was unexpected as we were originally awarded only one of two possible positions. Because of this the turnaround is really tight: we need applications in by close of business on Thursday, October 21. 

Could you please share this with your network so we can reach as many people as possible who might be interested?

We’re looking for an AmeriCorps member!

Community Science and Chapter Engagement Member

This is an opportunity to do some creative thinking to keep Vermonters engaged in outdoor education, to help them plug into their passions of conservation, and to help Audubon Vermont build a strong community science program state-wide.

If you have an interest in community engagement and environmental education, apply today! There is a tight timeline on this opportunity. 

Apply by Thursday, Oct 21st at 5pm!

Learn More.

Salvation Farms is Looking to Hire a Gleaning Coordinator

Salvation Farms’ mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. Our work explores diverse opportunities to respond to Vermont’s surplus farm food in an effort to build food system security and regional food resilience. We run a gleaning program, serve as backbone support to the Vermont Gleaning Collective, and have operated a surplus crop food hub and workforce development program. Other aspects of our work include technical assistance, creating resources for gleaners, supply chain development, experiential education, community building, cross-sector colleague collaboration, research, dialogue facilitation, and state, regional, and national engagement.

Our Lamoille Valley Gleaning program dates back to the start of Salvation Farms (2005). Gleaning is the reaping of crops after the harvest. Today our gleaning program serves upwards of two dozen farms and orchestrates weekly, year-round distribution of gleaned produce to more than 40 different recipient sites: youth organizations, Meals on Wheels kitchens, community programs, and food shelves. In recent years, LVG staff and volunteers glean and distribute 50,000-70,000 pounds annually of high-quality, locally grown produce that would have otherwise been lost on farms.

Position Summary

The Gleaning Coordinator is responsible for providing Lamoille Valley farms with professionally-coordinated gleaning services, engaging community members in hands-on learning and farm-fresh food rescue, and coordinating the regular distribution of surplus crops to create a more inclusive, secure local food system. The Gleaning Coordinator regularly partners with member organizations of the Vermont Gleaning Collective on regional or large-scale gleans, distribution, and program collaboration. Salvation Farms’ Gleaning Coordinator will serve a complimentary role to the organization’s other agricultural surplus management strategies including such activities as minimal processing and brokering of Vermont’s farm surplus produce.

A strong candidate is a people person that has produce farming experience, physical and mental endurance, excellent time and people management skills, and the ability to oversee a diversity of responsibilities.

Visit Salvation Farms website for a link to the full position description and for instructions to apply: https://www.salvationfarms.org/get-involved/#jobs

Interested in Community Organizing/outreach and Food Insecurity?

Here are two full-time, temporary job postings from the Everyone Eats program (led by Knoll co-founder Jean Hamilton ’04 and fellow Midd alum Benjy Adler ‘03)! They could be perfect for students who are either deferring for the Spring semester or are only taking classes part time. They are both temporary jobs through the summer but pay a salary.

TO APPLY: Intervale/Everyone Eats job one (Everyone Eats Delivery Driver Distribution Coordinator) and two (Everyone Easts Community Outreach & Distribution Manager (Intervale Center)

VT Farm to Plate: Food System Jobs

Food System Jobs
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund/New England Food System Planners Partnership, Project Manager, New England Feeding New England Project
Intervale Center, Conservation Nursery Manager
Knoll Farm, Program and Communications Manager
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), Food & Farm Project Lead
Black Dirt Farm, Route Operator
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Produce Program Contracts Administrator
Chittenden Solid Waste District, Drop-Off Center Operator
NOFA-VT, Direct Markets Coordinator
Vermont Community Loan FundBusiness Advisor
Lamoille Economic Development CorporationExecutive Director
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Bulk, Cheese, & Dairy Staff
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Substitute Staff
Black Dirt Farm, Compost Operator
Grow Compost of Vermont, CDL A/B Drivers
Cabot Creamery, Join the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT 

(Borrowed from: Vermont Food System News is published by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund)

Vermont Food Systems News

Food System Events and Workshops
October 11-17, Online: Exploring Food in Your Backyard
October 15, Online: Webinar: Building Food Security and Sovereignty Through Local Zoning Codes
October 15, Online: BIPOC Womxn and Femmes: Navigating Vermont’s Food System
October 21, Colchester: USDA State Technical Committee Meeting 
October 30, Online: Webinar: The Farm and Energy Initiative, a New Law and Policy Resource
November 5-6, Online: UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference – Gardening for Resilience 
November 12-13, Online: 10th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering
November 16, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Exploring Abenaki Foodways Cooking Class
November 17, OnlineAg Literacy Week 2020: #MilkwithDignity: Advancing the Human Rights of Farm workers
November 18, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Building Soil Health Resilience 
November 19, Online: Indigenous & Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism
November 19, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Gender, Agriculture, and Food Access
Add YOUR EventVirtual Events and Webinars are Welcome!
Food System Jobs
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Bulk, Cheese, & Dairy Staff
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Substitute Staff
Intervale Center, Administrative Coordinator
Vermont Foodbank, 3SquaresVT Resource Specialist
UVM Extension, Director of Extension and Associate Dean,CALS
Black Dirt Farm, Compost Operator
Skinny Pancake, Staff Bookkeeper
J&R Family Farm, Cheesemaker
Grow Compost of Vermont, CDL A/B Drivers
Cabot Creamery, Join the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT

VT Farm to Plate Jobs

Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters.

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Food System Jobs – May 2020:
Yankee Farm Credit, Loan Officer
Maple Wind Farm, Poultry Processing Crew
Maple Wind Farm, Pasture-Based Livestock Farm and Processing Crew
Rural Vermont, Operations Director
Green Mountain Farm-to-School, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
Flack Family Farm, Farm Crew
NOFA-VT, Farmer Services Program Facilitator
Cabot Creamery, Consider joining the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT
Montpelier Parks & Trees Department, Farm and Forest Community Coordinator – VHCB AmeriCorps
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, Full Season Farm Production Crew