City of Philadelphia seeks Urban Argriculture Fellow – Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Agency Description

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of over 10,200 acres of public land and waterways as well as through hundreds of safe, stimulating recreation, environmental, and cultural centers. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the City’s residents by connecting them to the natural world around them, to each other, and to fun, physical, and social opportunities. PPR is responsible for the upkeep of historically significant Philadelphia events and specialty venues, and works collaboratively with communities and organizations in leading capital projects and the introduction of inventive programming. To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.

Job Description

This is a grant-funded position and is only guaranteed for 1 year. Continued employment beyond this time frame is subject to the availability of funds.

Farm Philly is the Urban Agriculture Program for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation which seeks to support youth and community projects centered around growing food on parkland as well as building resources for growers across Philadelphia.  Through diverse programs such as the Junior Farmers Program, the Community Gardens Network, the Community Propagation Program and the Carousel House Farm, FarmPhilly connects Philadelphians to the natural world and healthy activity through empowering communities to grow their own food.

Reporting to the 1st Deputy, the Urban Agriculture Director will direct the development and implementation of a Citywide urban agriculture plan and oversee the diverse FarmPhilly program areas. The Director will work closely with various City departments and external partners, serving as a strategic thought partner to implement a comprehensive urban agriculture strategy building out city wide resources and programs through the Farm Philly Program as well as new initiatives.

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