To increase involvement with the USU main campus permaculture garden – and understanding of permaculture design – by university faculty, students, facilities staff, and Cache Valley residents.
● Complete garden maintenance, harvesting, and integrate additional planting as needed in collaboration with the permaculture leadership team (found at permaculture.usu.edu under “Our Partners”), Bridgerland Audubon Society and USU Facilities. Garden Site Operation Manual to be referenced for all maintenance and harvesting.
● Pursue bench installation through a USU Sustainability Grant Application.
● Oversee dietetic students completing garden rotations to fulfill required supervised practice rotations and volunteer experiences (in collaboration with Alyssa Reidhead in NDFS).
● Further student service-learning opportunities through collaborating with the Center for Community Engaged Learning, as well as the Student Sustainability Office.
● House monthly community workshops/garden tours/webinars, advertised via the permaculture meetup page, local newspapers, flyers, and social media.
● Host early spring community seed swap using leftover seeds from last year.
● Design and manage a strategic plan for community and USU class involvement in permaculture, including service, educational and fundraising events. Plan should include expansion and longevity of the USU permaculture initiative.
The successful candidate will have a background in education, horticulture, ecology, or landscape architecture and environmental planning. Must enjoy being outdoors and working with all age groups. Teaching experience preferred.
About Utah Conservation Corps
Utah Conservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program made up of members, staff, and partners dedicated to service to our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, education, and sustainability.
UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.
Utah Conservation Corps is a program of Utah State University's Center for Community Engagement.