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Thursday, March 03, 2011

FoodCorps Seeking Southern NM Applicants to Create School Gardens, Get Local Food Into School Cafeterias

FoodCorps, a brand new and much anticipated national service program for young leades, has opened applications for its first class of service members. Those selected will dedicate one year of full-time public service in school food systems -- sourcing local food for school cafeterias, expanding nutrition education programs and building and tending school gardens.

FoodCorps in New Mexico seeks up to 10 passionate individuals beginning in August 2011. Two service members will be based out of La Semilla Food Center, an organization working to develop a healthy, self-reliant and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

If you have any interest in helping to create school gardens and exploring local food sourcing in Doña Ana and El Paso Counties please consider applying for FoodCorps. For more information or to apply for FoodCorps please visit www.food-corps.org or contact Vanessa Apodaca at vaapodaca@salud.unm.edu. For more information about La Semilla Food Center please visit http://www.lasemillafoodcenter.org or email lasemillafoodcenter@gmail.org.

March 3, 2011 at 04:06 PM in Agriculture, Food and Drink, Las Cruces, Youth | Permalink

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