Mentor: Eddie Rios
Food Forest Gardener
The main responsibility of the gardener is to help school maintain their food forest- this requires hands-on, physical labor including mulching, planting, lifting concrete blocks, harvesting and pruning. In addition, the intern will collaborate to train teachers to maintain and harvest crops; assist in harvest distributions for students to take home; and work with the food forest team to expand food forests as needed. All food forests are located in elementary schools so it is important to enjoy working with children, and to have a lot of patience. A certified teacher will be present at all times when children are involved. All tools will be provided. Individual transportation to different schools is required.