Volunteers Needed!

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We need a few good folks! The Farm to Fork Team is expanding. There is much to be done and we can’t do it alone.

Mission: The Mountain Song Farm to Fork Committee is devoted to supporting the MS Farm to Fork program through active engagement and by bridging connections within the school and larger community, thus carrying out the charter regarding our program.

Donations (2 volunteers) :

Responsible for outreach and follow up to local businesses, obtaining a variety of specified items to support the garden and ag arts curriculum. This would include sending a Thank You Note and communicating with business office to ensure donation letters for tax purposes are sent out promptly following a donation.

Grant Writing/ fundraising:(2 volunteers)

Working with the farm to fork team, these folks would be responsible for locating grants, compiling and submitting information as needed to comply with deadlines, and providing follow up as needed. They would also work with Dan in the business office to ensure monies were allocated for and tracked accordingly with cooperation from the farm to fork team.

Special Events: (2 lead volunteers)

Lead the Farm to Fork program in providing or working with local partners to hold events on site for students and/or the greater community related to nutrition, farming/gardening, plants and their uses, animal husbandry etc. (Past events have included beekeeping, natural plant dye workshops, biodynamic garden workshops, Pikes Peak Farm to School Tour etc.)

Locate Events and recruit volunteers/ or staff to attend special events where MS Farm to Fork should be represented and/or involved.

Plan and implement a Harvest Festival for 2016 school year in coordination with the farm to fork team. Ideally this would take place in late September around the beginning of fall, possibly coinciding with Michaelmas and in coordination with the PC festival committee and Farm to Fork team as needed.

 Agricultural Arts Volunteers: (1 Consistent volunteer)

 *Thursdays, 10:45-11:30

Assist with implementation of agricultural arts curriculum, working with students, leading an informal lesson/station in basic practical gardening activities as needed, and making sure children are maintaining a safe area through proper use of tools.

Summer Team(2-4 volunteers):

(from the charter) Summer Enrichment: A continuation of our rich arts-integrated academic programming will be offered for a fee for 8 summer weeks to children ages 6-16 through engaging sessions with a heavy emphasis on agriculture and cooking arts, nutrition, and whole body wellness. This enrichment will not only be open to our school community but to the greater Colorado Springs community, budget development for summer enrichment will include funding for a scholarship fund

Plan, Coordinate, and advertise summer enrichment opportunities related to ag/cooking arts, including workshops, summer camp, family cooking days, etc. for MS families and/or community at large in coordination with the Farm to Fork team. Locate volunteer support as needed. Lead volunteer “family farmer” organization to cover additional garden care as needed. Organize summer garden maintenance days (1-2 per month for June, July, August)

If you are interested in helping, please contact us at :

Kirsten Young, All Things Farm: farm@mountainsongschool.com

Elise Bowan, Ag Arts Teacher: ebowan@mountainsongschool.com

 

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