This position provides interns opportunities to use skills learned from agricultural studies, including but not limited to urban agriculture and sustainable farming. World Relief was gifted a 2 acre plot in the city of High Point in a local neighborhood to use as a community garden for World Relief clients. We have just completed our second growing season and have been extremely successful in providing healthy and affordable produce to families. The garden is divided into plots managed by client families.  The intern must be in a program related to agriculture and farming and be willing to work hard alongside refugee and immigrant clients.

 

Responsibilities/Tasks:

Provide learning opportunities in local agricultural practices and techniques to clients.
Attend local community garden meetings (UrbanAG group, High Point Farmer’s market, etc.)
Build/Create relationships with local plant nurseries and home improvement stores.
Create curriculum/experiences for local community at the garden (ex. School garden learning experience, devotional experiences for church’s, gardening expeditions for kids)
Provide service opportunities for local universities, primary schools, or churches.
Provide and enforce guidelines for the garden.
Organize and maintain tool shed.