Whether you’ve been gardening for 50 years or you’ve never touched a seed in your life, we welcome you to join us this season in the Augsburg Community Garden! Since 2008, we have given students, staff, faculty, neighbors, and community organizations an opportunity to learn and grow their own fresh produce. The Augsburg Community Garden has four main goals: to provide a space for the community to come and learn together; beautify the neighborhood and campus; provide growing space for those without it; and to assist gardeners in providing themselves a healthy diet. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this community this season, visit the Campus Kitchen website to learn more and apply for a plot.
The Campus Kitchen and Health Commons at Augsburg are looking for exceptional applications for a shared MN Health Corps VISTA – a full-time position from June 2015-2016. As the second year of a three-year VISTA assignment, this year will build on the work of the previous VISTA in making healthy food and healthcare available to all in and around the Cedar-Riverside. Goals for the year include increasing organizational capacity to provide health services and education, building community participation in the Augsburg Community Garden, and enhancing volunteer engagement with Campus Kitchen and Health Commons. A strong sense of organization, a bit of creativity, and Somali language skills are highly preferred. The priority deadline to apply is Friday, April 3rd, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, since interviews are being conducted on a rolling basis (starting immediately) until the position is filled.
Details and application are available here.