~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Upcoming Events December 2011
In this issue
-- GROWINGGARDENS is Hiring for Two Half Time Positions
-- Volunteers Needed to Help Build a School Garden
-- Volunteers Needed for Office Work Party
-- English and Spanish Speaking Garden Mentors Needed for 2012
-- Celebrate the Giving Season with Give!Guide
-- Shop at Peet's and Support GROWINGGARDENS
GROWINGGARDENS is Hiring for Two Half Time Positions
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Growing Huertos Gardens Coordinator: This is a new position that oversees the coordination of the Home Garden Program with an emphasis on Spanish-speaking Home Gardeners through the Growing Huertos program. The Home Garden Coordinator is supervised by the Garden Programs Manager and works closely with staff, board members, businesses, partner organizations, and volunteers.
Youth Grow Coordinator: This position will help expand our program to serve more children in the Portland area. Youth Grow teaches at risk children where food comes from, the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, how to grow food, and how to protect natural resources for the health of all.
The deadline to apply is 5pm on Wednesday, December 14.
Volunteers Needed to Help Build a School Garden
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Monday, December 19
5105 SE 97th
Assist GROWINGGARDENS staff, other volunteers and students to build a garden at Lent elementary school in SE Portland.
For more information or to sign up contact Jess at 503-284-8420 or email@example.com
Volunteers Needed for Office Work Party
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Join us for an office work party. We're looking for 4-5 volunteers to help us conduct phone surveys and organize seeds for our 2012 growing season.
Volunteers will be calling Home Gardeners and conducting our end of year survey to gather opinions and data. The results will help GROWINGGARDENS evaluate the Home Garden Program.
For more information or to sign up contact Nancy at 503-284-8420 or firstname.lastname@example.org
English and Spanish Speaking Garden Mentors Needed for 2012
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Time Commitment: February-October 2012
Hours will vary between an estimated 2-6 hours per month.
Every year GROWINGGARDENS connects a volunteer garden mentor to each of our 1st year Home Gardeners. We need experienced gardeners who are able to work one on one with a low-income beginning gardener throughout 2012.
This year we will be piloting our Growing Huertos Program, which will increase services for Spanish speakers. We need several bilingual garden mentors to help our Spanish speaking Home Gardeners.
Each mentor is expected to attend a full day orientation/training and three 2-hour workshops with their gardener. In addition each Mentor will do at least four site visits with their gardener through out the year.
Contact Rodney Bender at 503-284-8420 or email@example.com for a full job description and application.
Celebrate the Giving Season with Give!Guide
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Once again GROWINGGARDENS is pleased to be featured in Willamette Week's annual Give!Guide. Donate to GROWINGGARDENS through the Give!Guide and receive some pretty cool prizes!
Shop at Peet's and Support GROWINGGARDENS
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Peet's Coffee and Tea Hawthorne
3646 SE Hawthorne Blvd
December 17-24, 2011
Our friends at Peet's Coffee & Tea Hawthorne at 3646 SE Hawthorne Blvd. have chosen GROWINGGARDENS to be the recipient of their Holiday Donations Program, Dec. 17-24. This is an annual holiday tradition at Peet's where store employees will collect contributions from customers and Peet's will match up to $1,000 collected per store during the contribution period.
As an advance thank you to GROWINGGARDENS supporters, they are extending a special invitation for us to join them on Saturday, Dec. 10 for their Holiday Open House. Enjoy free coffee tastings and save 20% when you purchase Holiday coffee, tea and gifts from 11 am to 2 pm.