11 March 2011

Utah Refugee Pathways to Self-Sufficiency (Pathways) Volunteer/Intern Opportunities!


What? Utah Refugee Pathways to Self-Sufficiency (Pathways) empowers refugees through part-time entrepreneurial activities including artistic ventures, food enterprises and farming. New Roots of Utah (farming) is the newest program of Pathways.

Purpose? The purpose of this project is to build a healthier community through the development of a small-scale, urban training farm and community gardens in Salt Lake City.

Goals of the Project?
• facilitate self-sufficiency and greater economic independence through market gardening and the direct sale of produce to consumers.
• provide communities with access to local, healthy, fresh, affordable and familiar foods. Expand nutrition of refugees.
• Identify, build and foster the strengths of refugee communities.

Volunteer Opportunities:

• Garden Steward - We need a dedicated volunteer that will help us on our farm assisting during work days, helping in the demonstration garden, assisting refugees communities with planting, etc. The New Roots farm is on 3100 S Redwood Rd - adjacent to the Redwood Road Recreation Center on the east side just north of the ball fields.

• Greenhouse Assistant - We need a dedicated volunteer that will help us in our greenhouse with watering, transplanting, and assisting during work days with other volunteers and refugees. The greenhouse is located at the Horizonte Training Center at 1234 Main St, SLC.

Contact:

Supreet Gill
New Roots Project Coordinator
Community Resources and Development
Salt Lake County
Office: (801) 468-2962
Cell: (801)473-6682

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