The School Garden Network is actively seeking passionate, diverse, and experienced board members to help guide the organization as it grows. Our Mission School Garden Network promotes and supports school garden programs throughout Sonoma County. We empower youth to embrace healthy eating habits and to develop respect for and stewardship of all living things.
Our Values Learning: We actively support the garden educator community and the children it serves. Community: We foster healthy relationships with food, the environment, and each other. Health: We promote healthy choices for students and their families. Networking: We offer free resources and seasonal opportunities to all schools
Our Programs Healthy Roots-We provide school garden and nutrition mentoring, workshops, local farm tours, consultations, curriculum support, and more. School Affiliate Program- Our network of schools within the school garden community have access to free seeds & plants, and receive discounts from local business partnerships. Teen Apprentice Program – With our our summer program, teens obtain training and employment by participating in the Water Wise irrigation installations and providing garden maintenance to affiliate schools. SchoolYard Habitat– In partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Services, SGN provides consulting and funding for habitat projects at school sites WaterWise Mini-Grants– In partnership with Harmony Farm Supply, we offer eligible schools free irrigation design, installation and support.
An Honor to Serve on the Board SGN board members work collaboratively to direct and support an established and respected organization. Board members are part of a team made up of community members and professionals who come together to make policies and provide strategic direction and oversight.
The School Garden Network Needs YOU if . . . You are passionate about garden based education You have an interest in community health You are excited about being part of a hard-working and respectful team You are able to commit 6 hours a month to board and committee work You are motivated to raise funds and network for our organization You have experience as a leader in a non-profit organization You are an experienced fundraiser, and enthusiastic about sharing your skills You have expertise in finance, accounting or law
Next Steps : SGN is seeking to bring on a few new board members to serve two -year terms beginning in March 2019. Please email Sue Davis to receive more detailed information about the Board of Directors Job Description. Interested candidates will be interviewed by our Recruiting Team. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.