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Edible Schoolyard Garden Educator at Grimm Family Education Foundation/Edible Schoolyard Kern County - 6023

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Edible Schoolyard Garden Educator
Grimm Family Education Foundation/Edible Schoolyard Kern County
11001 River Run Blvd., Suite 101 Grimm Family Education Foundation/Edible Schoolyard Kern County
Bakersfield, CA 93311
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Summary Description:
The Garden Educator is involved in teaching all garden classes (Kinder through 8th grades) and is responsible for the maintenance of a year-round productive and educational organic garden

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Duties and Responsibilities:
(Include but are not limited to)
• Maintains a productive and educational organic garden
• Maintains garden at a level that ensures ample produce to the Kitchen classroom.
• Involved in all garden classes, guiding students through propagation, harvesting, cultivation, composting, greenhouse production and maintenance of the garden
• Collaborates with the Lead Garden Educator on the execution of grade appropriate garden skills, activities and lessons
• Assists with soil fertility, composting, garden planning, seed supply, pruning, irrigation, pest and disease management and small-scale chicken husbandry
• Maintains garden records
• Facilitates weekly garden walk through with kitchen and garden staff members, and writes and distributes notes
• Maintain communication with Kitchen Staff about garden production and available produce.

All Garden Staff Will:
• Participate in the implementation, set up and teaching of daily lessons
• Helps maintain garden facilities, equipment and inventory including tool shed, chicken coop, greenhouse and all hand tools
• Helps with daily garden work year round
• Substitute teaches or participates when needed in the kitchen classroom or other ESYKC garden sites.
• Attend and participate in all staff meetings, and scheduled ESYKC professional development days.

• Helps plan and execute Family Garden Days
• Assists in planning and executing Annual Plant Sale, Summer Camps, and fundraising events
• Attend school-wide functions (i.e.: Open House, etc.)
• Maintain healthy relationship with BV Elementary, GFEF, and ESYKC Staff
• Represent ESYKC program to wider community (i.e.: giving tours of ESY, public speaking engagements, off site community events)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate with elementary school students in an educational setting
• Ability to maintain order and safe working practices in a garden setting with young students
• Strong knowledge of the principles of gardening
• Ability to interact positively and effectively with a variety of constituents including students, co-workers, parents, teachers, volunteers and visitors
• Ability to work collaboratively

Education & Experience: 

• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Educational background in agriculture, horticulture, liberal arts, education or related fields preferred
• Experience working with elementary school aged students preferred
• Related experience in organic gardening/farming

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