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intern and volunteer positions with Arizona Microgreens at the Brooks Community School greenhouse

We are looking for two interns/volunteers to help us out at during the critical start-up phase of our operation.

About Arizona Microgreens:

Founded by brothers Joseph Martinez and David Redwood, Arizona Microgreens produces organic microgreens for restaurants, retail, and individuals throughout Arizona.

Located within the greenhouse at the George B. Brooks Sr. Community School, Arizona Microgreens operates as a social enterprise that creates employment opportunities for the local community and contributes to the financial sustainability of the Community School. 

We believe in social entrepreneurship that is committed to pragmatically catalyzing tangible, transparent, and participatory community development that is economically meaningful, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. 


Internship / Volunteer positions:

fundraising & capacity-building volunteer
- You will work with the founders to raise the remaining funds needed to cover the capital expenses for the Arizona Microgreens operation at the Community School greenhouse. This position will consist of networking, fundraising, and securing tax-deductible donations directly to the Community School. Working in this capacity will provide an opportunity to navigate the financial realities of setting up a permaculture-minded social-enterprise.
operations volunteer / permaculture consultant
- You will support the day-to-day operations of Arizona Microgreens at the Brooks Community School greenhouse. Your work will focus on how to inform best practices with a permaculture mindset. You will be integrated into every aspect of production and asked to perform a permaculture audit of Arizona Microgreens in relation to the other greenhouse partners, the Community School, and the surrounding community/bio-regional context. 
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As this is our first year operating at the Brooks Community School, we are particularly interested in working with an entrepreneurial team of intern/volunteer collaborators who are looking to make a meaningful contribution to an initiative that is open to their response, critique, ideas, and enthusiasm.

Internships and volunteer positions with Arizona Microgreens should encompass a full academic semester or at least 12 weeks. Work times are flexible but we ask for a commitment of 10 hours per week. We take the needs of interns/volunteers seriously and will do whatever possible to make this opportunity academically, professionally, and personally meaningful. While we are in a startup phase, it will unfortunately not be feasible for us to provide financial compensation to interns.
If you are interested in working with us, please familiarize yourself with our website and then send a note to joseph@arizonamicrogreens.com
We appreciate your interest and consideration ––
 

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