For every Local First Rewards Card sold, High Country Local First (HCLF) donates $5 to support local school garden programs in Watauga and Ashe Counties. With a matching grant from Heifer International, the maximum award is $1500.
Funds are for direct support of school garden programs, including:
Requirements to Apply
Application deadline: Friday January 30, 2015
Grant recipients will be announced Monday, February 16, 2015.
The proposed project must be executed by November 15 of the year funds are received (11/15/2015).
Return application and proposal by Friday, January 30, 2014 to High Country Local First via email or snail mail:
Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Internship Program: 3 Positions at 3 different learning gardens!
Location: Boone, NC
The Lettuce Learn Project is seeking three Garden-Education interns for the 2015 growing season, beginning in mid March and ending in early November.
The positions are part time (5-15 hrs/week) and are located at three locations throughout Watauga County: The ASU Child Development Center Garden, Mountain Pathways Montessori School, and Parkway Elementary. Depending on funding, there are plans to offer a stipend to each intern.
Lettuce Learn is a school garden support program within the High Country. We work towards the vision of creating nutritious, fair, and clean food for the wellbeing of our citizens and community. Because we believe school gardens are one path towards that goal, we provide support and resources to ensure school garden success so that all children may learn the art of food production, develop an ecological and nutritional literacy, and have the opportunity to learn in an experiential, place-based way.
Interns will be provided a variety of tools to best prepare them for their task of becoming the learning garden assistant/coordinator at their assigned school. Comprehensive online training modules will be provided to guide the intern along the entire process of planning, coordinating, maintaining, harvesting, and sharing the garden along with utilizing the garden as an outdoor classroom. Interns will have the opportunities to to explore and experiment with best practices, working collaboratively with each other, the Lettuce Learn leadership, and the teachers, staff, and administration at their assigned school.
The Garden-Education Interns will report to the Lettuce Learn Project Director and their on-site mentor.
Tasks will include:
Lettuce Learn interns are paid a lump sum in quarterly installments, with a rate determined by experience and funding availability.
Learning Garden Sites
Please send completed application (below), resume, cover letter (including an explanation of your interests in garden-based education and future plans), and the names and contact information for three references to LettuceLearnProject@gmail.com with “Garden Education Intern” in the email subject line.