The Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI) is a program of La Puente Home, Inc. and is a collaboration between local schools, nonprofits, and community members to teach gardening and nutrition to children. VEGI also provides produce to families in the community, the food bank and at La Puente Home’s shelter. The focus of VEGI is to educate students about the important connection between growing food, living a healthy lifestyle, making good nutritional choices, caring for the environment and being involved in the community.
II. Description of Duties:
This position will provide garden science and nutrition education to underprivileged children through the development of gardening and nutrition education in schools and summer programs. This position will also provide fresh produce to the Food Bank Network and Homeless Shelter to allow families in crisis to live with a healthier diet. Without this position, VEGI would not be able to provide this hands-on education to youth in the San Luis Valley, or provide produce to the emergency providers.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
V. Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Demands