AUNE garden coordinator

Environmental Studies
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Elizabeth (Libby) McCann
emccann@antioch.edu
Laura Andrews
5/18/13
12/20/13
1-2
10-15
maybe, depending on student schedule
maybe, depending on student schedule
The AUNE Garden Initiative was developed as a way to engage students, faculty and staff in gardening on-site and supports our mission to become a more sustainable institution. The Campus Garden Coordinator primarily oversees the vegetable garden, and secondarily maintains the campus rain garden (e.g., weeding). One of the main goals for the garden initiative is to engage the campus community in garden activities and grow herbs, fruits and vegetables, which can be sold to Donna's Cafe located on campus, with all remaining produce donated to the Keene Community Kitchen. Additional community outlets for remaining produce donations will be identified on an as needed basis.

Responsibilities for this position include direct garden maintenance (and compost, as needed), enlisting volunteers and organizing related events (e.g., work parties), seasonal garden planning including garden bed preparation, spring/summer planting, harvest, and winterization. It will be important to effectively communicate with the solid waste coordinator, facilities services and broader Antioch community. Exploration of grants funding to enhance this initiative and/or other duties to be determined in collaboration with the supervisors and campus-wide stakeholders.
Experience with gardening, organic or sustainable agriculture as well as an interest in understanding and promoting local food security a plus. Ability to work with others, communicate effectively, and follow-through is essential. Additional qualifications include flexibility, strong interpersonal skills and ability to network and seek out resources. Must be able to use basic gardening tools and be able to lift 20 pounds.