Now accepting applications for 2015-2016 Service Members!
Positions are currently being filled! Additional applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled (final deadline July 30, 2015 to be considered for the 2015 - 2016 service year).
Purpose of Arkansas GardenCorps:
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.
Arkansas GardenCorps offers school and community gardens a full-time 1700-hour and/or a part-time 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Member for one year to assist with the following objectives:
- Development and maintenance of school and community gardens
- Garden-based nutrition education for youth and adults
- Increase access to fresh produce grown in gardens
- Support garden sustainability efforts
Informational Webinar: Arkansas GardenCorps 2015-2016 Program Year
An informational webinar regarding the 2015-2016 program year was held Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here. If you are having trouble viewing the webinar, try using Internet Explorer with all adblock software disabled.
Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum
To access the Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum please register below.
Please register to have access to the Delta Garden Study (DGS) Curriculum. When you register, you will be able to access the full curriculum (50 Lessons) and corresponding materials (i.e. Recipe Book, Garden Guide) at no charge. The current curriculum is aligned to the State of Arkansas educational frameworks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, math, and literacy.
ACHRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program