The Garden is Hiring!

Written by Colleges 9 & 10 Garden Leads

Are you interested in gardening and being a part of a community of people that wants to create an accepting space for UCSC students? If yes, apply to work as a Colleges’ Nine and Ten Garden Club Lead. Collaborate with students on events, creating relationships with people at UCSC, and learn valuable new skills ☀️🌱🤝

Our garden at Colleges Nine and Ten incorporates our college themes of social justice and community as well as international and global perspectives. We explore social justice topics through various events, activities, and teaching experiences in the garden. ✊📚

The garden is an important site for college programming and a place for students, staff, and community members to reconnect with the earth and relax. Through our work organizing across campus and beyond, students build coalitions with other groups and organizations on campus and in the greater Santa Cruz-Watsonville community, to provide opportunities for education and practical work regarding food justice, systems and security. Colleges Nine and Ten Community Garden wishes to foster an inclusive garden space for students to work together, learn together, and grow food and plants together. 🎍 💃

The garden has a wide variety of produce and flowers from around the world that identifies culturally significant crops in order to incorporate College Nine’s theme of international and global perspectives. We also respect and honor the land by creating spaces for native species to thrive to exemplify the theme of Community for College Ten. We believe that one of the best ways to connect with a culture is through food, and by growing culturally significant crops, we will then be able to honor and appreciate diversity and our unique histories. 🌾 🍄

Responsibilities of this position include event organizing, planning teaching experiences, leadership roles, physical work in the garden, weekly meetings, grant writing, and strong communication and collaboration skills. 🌻💐

Interviews start at the beginning of Spring Quarter so start applying now!

If you have any questions please lettuce know at 🥬

We’re rooting for you! 🌿 🍠

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