Summer Garden and Local Foods Assistant

Grundy Center
Base County
Counties Served

Assist Grundy County Program Director with summer community gardens projects and programming within Grundy County. This is a temporary position with a beginning date of mid-May and an ending date of approximately early-August; approximately 50 over total for the summer. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Work week hours will be flexible, depending on garden and programming needs.

  • Assist with planning and implementing donation gardens at the community gardens in Grundy County. Activities include: planting, weeding, harvesting produce and donating to local in need businesses.
  • Assist in programming at the Grundy Center Farmers Market, help develop educational activities for local foods events as a part of youth outreach.
  • Work with full time staff to develop and nurture industry partnerships and work with community partners to plan programming
  • Attend staff meetings or other events as assigned by the supervisor
  • Supervisors are the Grundy County Extension REED and Grundy County Program Director.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to youth and adults.
  • Experience in gardening, working outside a benefit but not requirement
  • Experience in working with groups.
  • Ability to work on projects with little supervision.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.
  • Must pass Child Protection and Safety Policy screening prior to employment.
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Job Type
50 total hours for summer
Wages (type)
$10 per hour
Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

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