The application to join the 2015 Urban Farming Internship program is now live! Please share widely!
Who: We are looking for 12 interns, ages 14-30 who are passionate about developing together as leaders and building school and community gardens in Hartford. We want to build a diverse team with different skill sets- so you don’t need to be an expert gardener to join!
What: The Urban Farming Internship is a program of Summer of Solutions Hartford. Interns will work in small teams of four at two of our eight garden locations in Hartford. For 8 hours a week the teams will maintain the gardens, organize community activities, and lead classes for elementary school students in the garden.
For 2 hours each Friday from 3-5pm, the whole team will come together for a leadership development and food justice workshop series. To learn more about the day-to-day of the internship you can read out blog here:soshartford.wordpress.com
When: The internship lasts 7 months, from April 1-October 31st. Each garden team will have a different schedule, so interns can choose the one that works best for them. The time commitment is 10 hours/week.
Where: Our gardens are located at the Burns Latino Studies Academy, McDonough Elementary School, Moylan Montessori School, Annie Fisher Montessori School, CT Trash Museum, Connecticut River Academy, the Wesley Colbert Zion Street Community Garden, and a new site to be announced this spring!
The Friday workshop series takes place at Billings Forge Community Works.
Why: The Urban Farming Internship provides an opportunity to work in a strong team to learn urban agriculture and leadership development skills. The internship is paid at $9.25/hour.
How: To apply, please follow the link below and fill out the application. We will get back to you with the status of your application by March 10th via the email address you provide.
Here is the link to apply!: http://goo.gl/forms/e5zU8Oq8RN
Happy Holidays everyone!
Summer of Solutions Hartford is relaxing for the holidays.
Back to grant writing after the holidays.
Also Summer of Solutions is making an appearance in Morgan Town, WV, January 6th-12th for Grand Aspirations (GA) Youth Leadership Training.
Summer of Solutions Hartford, has been gathering ideas and new approaches to our 2015 internship that will be starting April 2015. We plan on having a group of interns of 4-7 come in and join us as we work in urban area building and maintaining schools and communities garden. Our application process will begin during February – March of 2015. We are so excited for this new year. Keep in touch.
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If you participated in the Urban Farming Internship in 2014, here is the link to the end-of-year survey. Whether you participated for a few weeks or the whole season, your feedback is crucial to our planning next year. Please take some time to fill it out! Thank you!
Summer of Solution has ended our intern about 2 month ago. But we are not done working, our three program coordinators Jennifer Roach, Sonsharae Owens, and Tenaya Taylor have been working 15 hours/week writing grants and doing fundraisers to prepare for spring and getting ready to get a new group of internship. We will be excepting a 7/10 new interns. Our application will be opening in February and will be closing in March. Stay tuned for the link.
Summer Of Solutions 2014 internship has been in effect since April. It was indeed an interesting journey far from our last few years. This year was extended and had more teams than usual. The experience was stable and fun. More friendships and experience were made this year than last year with Summer Of Solutions. We ended our program October 31, where the remaining interns and coordinators sat and made wreaths for the holidays. Although we left the gardens until April our work is not done. Next year coordinators are focussing to make our program more efficient. Doing so we are practicing leadership roles to better train our interns next year. We are also looking for new workshops to engage the interns and better ways to compensate them. Our Application will be opening back up in February. We will be updating our blogs as much as we can.
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Last thursday our Interns was working the Children from McDonough Expeditionary Learning School is helping us harvest some bean seeds as well as helping us harvest radishes, and then we made a salad for their class.