Arkansas GardenCorps has not yet opened its 2017-2018 competitive application process for service sites or service members. However, Arkansas GardenCorps welcomes and strongly encourages email inquiries from interested organizations or individuals as we prepare that process. Please send an email to Emily English at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know of your intention to apply and/or to discuss details of participation.

We anticipate the application window for both sites and members to open by March 1st, 2017.

Arkansas GardenCorps is an AmeriCorps program hosted by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. The mission of Arkansas GardenCorps is to promote the use of school and community gardens to provide nutrition education with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities. Members assist Service Sites across the state of Arkansas with the following objectives:

  • Development and maintenance of school and community gardens
  • Garden-based nutrition education for youth and adults
  • Recruitment of volunteers to support sustainability of gardens
  • Increase access to fresh produce grown in gardens


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