Sunday, January 12, 2014

D-Town Farm: North End Co-op Grocery Store Community Is Hiring:...

D-Town Farm: North End Co-op Grocery Store Community Is Hiring:...: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network   Co-op Grocery Store Community: Engagement Coordinator About DBCFSN The D...

Detroit North End Co-op Grocery Store Community Is Hiring: Engagement Coordinator


Detroit Black Community Food Security Network  

Co-op Grocery Store Community:

Engagement Coordinator



About DBCFSN
The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is a non-profit 501c3 grassroots community organization that works to build self-reliance, food security and justice in Detroit’s Black community by influencing public policy, engaging in urban agriculture, promoting healthy eating, encouraging cooperative buying and educating youth and adults about the food system and how it impacts our lives.  For more information visit our website, www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org.
DBCFSN is currently planning a full-service co-op grocery store to be located in Detroit’s North End.

Summary
This is a part-time, contractual position that begins February 3 and ends April 11, 2014.  It pays $19.61 per hour and contractor is expected to work 20 hours each week.  Contractor will be responsible for:
·         Planning and conducting eight community engagement sessions for the co-op grocery store.
·         Signing up co-op members and receiving member equity payments.
·         Creating a data base of community contacts interested in the co-op.
·         Sending bi-weekly updates to those in the co-op data base.
·         Speaking and distributing literature at meetings of block clubs, community associations, faith-based institutions and other community groups.
·         Managing social media related to the co-op grocery store.
·         Responding to phone and electronic inquiries about the co-op.
·         Developing presentation and materials for community meetings.
·         Attending monthly meetings of the co-op advisory committee.
·         Compiling a final report on meetings held, members enrolled, lessons learned and recommendations for moving forward.

Qualifications
Candidates for this position must: have experience with community engagement; possess excellent verbal, written and computer communication skills.  Knowledge of food co-ops is a plus.
Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Detroit’s North End.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to:
Malik Yakini, Executive Director
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
3800 Puritan
Detroit, MI 48238
Or e-mail to myakini@aol.com.

Application materials must be received by 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2014.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

D-Town Farm: Have you heard about the new Co-Op Grocery store c...

D-Town Farm: Have you heard about the new Co-Op Grocery store c...: Have you heard about the new Co-Op Grocery store coming to the North End? Come dialogue with us Thursday January 9th, 2014 at 4pm at Bethel Towers' Community Room, 5203 Chrysler Drive.

Have you heard about the new Co-Op Grocery store coming to the North End? Come dialogue with us Thursday January 9th, 2014 at 4pm at Bethel Towers' Community Room, 5203 Chrysler Drive. Dinner Provided! Hallie Clark 216-224-3609

Have you heard about the new Co-Op Grocery store coming to the North End? Come dialogue with us Thursday January 9th, 2014 at 4pm at Bethel Towers' Community Room, 5203 Chrysler Drive.

Dinner Provided!

Hallie Clark
216-224-3609

Friday, January 3, 2014

Growing Power Inc. adding Vertical Farm to Its Urban Farm & Aquaponics Operations!

Growing Power Vertical Farm!

Will Allen, Founder Growing Power Inc.

“I believe it is our privilege and duty to create an urban agricultural training and demonstration site that directly reflects our commitment to sustainability and that will serve as a model for other programs throughout the country” - WILL ALLEN, FOUNDER AND CEO, GROWING POWER

The Vision: Growing Power inspires communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.

The Mission: Growing Power, Inc. is a non-profit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds and the environment in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. This mission is implemented by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

The Need: Located on an historic site that hosts the last remaining farm and greenhouse operation in the City of Milwaukee, Growing Power has become a national leader in providing neighborhood-based sustainable agricultural education. As the organization has grown, the need for additional space to support production, classes, meetings, meal preparation, offices, and on-site warehousing has grown exponentially. The construction of a new training center and warehouse facility represents the unique opportunity to meet growing program needs while serving as a model of ecological sustainability.
“I see the decade of 2010 as potentially explosive for what Will Allen calls ‘The Good Food Revolution.’” - JERRY KAUFMAN, BOARD PRESIDENT, GROWING POWER




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Monday, December 16, 2013

D-Town Farm: Have you heard about the Co-op Grocery Store coming to Detroit's North End?

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is hosting a community engagement meeting
 

Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm at 6558 Woodward  (a part of the Grand + Woodward Holiday Stop) 
 

Come dialogue with us about the future grocery store and how you can get involved! Dinner Provided.
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Have you heard about the Co-op Grocery Store coming to Detroit's North End?

The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network is hosting a community engagement meeting
 

Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm at 6558 Woodward  (a part of the Grand + Woodward Holiday Stop) 
 

Come dialogue with us about the future grocery store and how you can get involved! Dinner Provided.