Seeking a Volunteer Vegetable Gardener for Stony Point Center

From our friends at Stony Point Center:

Seeking a Volunteer Vegetable Gardener

Grow food and create a food justice learning environment for a variety of people at Stony Point Retreat and Conference Center (owned by the Presbyterian Church, USA since 1949) in Rockland County, New York. Today, volunteers manage two vegetable gardens totaling 3,500 square feet, recently constructed a 14’ x 20’ hoop house, are developing a kitchen waste composting system, and are learning about saving a decades old apple orchard. Through the winter, work also includes enriching local food advocate relationships, assisting in the Center’s kitchen, developing food justice learning materials, and assisting local farmers. Next summer, the highlight is working with and teaching young adults who participate in “Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit” Multifaith Peace internship program.

All the work happens in the context of the Community of Living Traditions, an intentional multifaith (Muslim, Jewish, Christian) residential community dedicated to the study and practice of nonviolence and activism that is hosted by Stony Point Center.

We’re looking for someone who has experience growing food in the Northeast, strong self-initiative and organizing skills, enjoys teaching others, and is interested in participating in the Community of Living Traditions. Volunteers receive room, board, basic health care insurance, and a $75/week stipend.

We’re eager to have someone start as soon as possible, but we’re flexible as well. All volunteers start with a three month discernment, and may stay for a year or more. For more information, check out our website: www.stonypointcenter.org, or contact SPC CoDirector, Kitty Ufford-Chase at 845-786-5674, x121, or kitty@stonypointcenter.org.

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