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Wylde Center

The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas served. Wylde Center accomplishes this through educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition. Wylde Center provides one of the largest youth environmental science and farm to school education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.

The service member will be responsible for helping each school create a strong culture around food and the natural environment. They will perform school-wide taste tests at least once a semester, plant and tend the school garden with students and, teach standards-aligned Farm to School lessons to at least one grade per week (many of the schools only have 2 classes per grade, so they could easily see two grades in a day). They will also co-teach field trips and after school programs at the Wylde Center’s community garden. During the summer, they will support summer camps and assist with the vegetable garden and donation-based farm stand.

In collaboration with site partners, FoodCorps Georgia serves over a dozen schools, reaching more than 1000 students with hands-on experiences in gardening, nutrition, and food preparation. With a presence in a diverse set of environments, Service Members are impacting urban and rural communities across the state. There’s a place for everyone. Join FoodCorps to serve up change with a cohort of food justice leaders and a network of community-centered changemakers!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing groups of children is preferred
  • Basic gardening skills
  • Familiarity with public school systems and culture
  • Genuine love for the environment
  • Appreciation for farms and farmers

The mission of Wylde Center is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas served. Wylde Center accomplishes this through educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition. Wylde Center provides one of the largest youth environmental science and farm to school education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.

The service member will be responsible for helping each school create a strong culture around food and the natural environment. They will perform school-wide taste tests at least once a semester, plant and tend the school garden with students and, teach standards-aligned Farm to School lessons to at least one grade per week (many of the schools only have 2 classes per grade, so they could easily see two grades in a day). They will also co-teach field trips and after school programs at the Wylde Center’s community garden. During the summer, they will support summer camps and assist with the vegetable garden and donation-based farm stand.

In collaboration with site partners, FoodCorps Georgia serves over a dozen schools, reaching more than 1000 students with hands-on experiences in gardening, nutrition, and food preparation. With a presence in a diverse set of environments, Service Members are impacting urban and rural communities across the state. There’s a place for everyone. Join FoodCorps to serve up change with a cohort of food justice leaders and a network of community-centered changemakers!

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing groups of children is preferred
  • Basic gardening skills
  • Familiarity with public school systems and culture
  • Genuine love for the environment
  • Appreciation for farms and farmers