Garden Educator (AmeriCorps)



Salida, CO
United States

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Americorps or Service Opportunity

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Guidestone Colorado is seeking a 2023 Garden Educator. This position is for an AmeriCorps member to serve a three-quarter term: full-time from early March through October 2023 through the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program.  

The Garden Educator will work in Guidestone's Farm to School program to:

  • Build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. 
  • Design and deliver summer camps, field trips, and garden classes with hands-on curriculum on nutrition, gardens, food sources, environmental science, cooking, and sustainability with students grades K–12; with a focus on grades K–5.
  • Introduce fresh local foods through tastings, summer programs, and other activities.
  • Community outreach/engagement, such as expanding volunteer involvement in the school gardens, organizing events, developing promotional strategies, coordinating and leading community workdays. 
  • Support City of Salida Community Gardens at garden sites through community engagement, education, technical support, and partnership development.
  • Support production activities at the Community & School Farm in the spring and fall, and as needed.

As a three-quarter term AmeriCorps member through Healthy Futures, this position offers a living allowance of $12,938 and an education award of $4,546 upon completion of the term.  

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How to Apply:

Please learn more about the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program and apply through and select the "Farm to School Educator" category on the application.  Reach out to Monica at with questions.

Read about all of Guidestone's 2023 AmeriCorps opportunities here: