Hiring: School Garden Coordinator – Ascentria Care Alliance

Ascentria Care Alliance’s SNAP-Education Program is hiring a School Garden Coordinator to oversee our garden-based education programs in partnership with West Springfield Public Schools. The School Garden Coordinator will work with public school staff to implement farm-to-school program activities including developing and maintaining school gardens, facilitating garden-based nutrition programming, organizing events, and recruiting and training volunteers.

Ascentria’s SNAP-Education Program works with youth and families through new and long-standing partnerships including schools, food pantries, community and school gardens, after school program settings, and area non-profits.  An additional farm-to-school component focuses on increasing access to fresh, healthy and local food choices; increasing knowledge and awareness among students around gardening, healthy eating, growing local foods and seasonality; and improving eating behaviors including choosing healthier options in the school cafeterias. Our programs are part of the broader Services for New Americans team serving refugees, immigrants and low-income individuals.

If you or anyone you know are interested, please view the full job posting on our website.

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