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Food Justice Project Member
Who We Are
The mission of Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. At Grow Dat, people from different backgrounds come together to create a more just and sustainable food system. On our farm we work collaboratively to grow food, educate and inspire youth and adults, and build power to create personal, social and environmental change.
The Food Justice Project is a collective of alumni working to deepen Grow Dat’s relationship with its community, including but not limited to: Shared Harvest Partners, alumni, families, and community members.
The Food Justice Project is 8 weeks long. Meetings will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays.The FJP members will be responsible for getting to and from Grow Dat and any and all off site venues, unless told otherwise. The members will be held accountable to the Grow Dat Standards System, similar to that of the Leadership Program.
Areas of Responsibility
1. Attendance & Professionalism
- Arrive on time to all sessions, stay for the whole time. Communicate with PPC if lateness or absence is unavoidable
- Uphold Guidelines and Standards at all times
- Demonstrate respectful and professional behavior with fellow FJP members and Grow Dat staff at all times
- Deepen content knowledge of Grow Dat curriculum including Food Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, and Leadership Skills.
- Develop a tangible vision for what food justice looks like in New Orleans
- Develop and increase proficiency with respect to communications skills (e.g., public speaking)
- Engage in learning matched to the project area; for example, honing knife and cooking skills for facilitating a culinary class, or mastering basic construction skills for building a raised bed
3. Facilitating / Community Engagement
- Serve as an ambassador for Grow Dat in our community, not only upholding our standards and guidelines, but actively and respectfully engaging with community partners as a representative of our values
- Deepen facilitation skills in order to better engage children, youth, and community members in workshops and projects