Groundswell is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate classes and programs in collaboration with us! Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have acquired? We want to know about it! Our most successful programs have been those led by experienced and passionate individuals in our area who what to share what they have learned with others. Classes on scything, orchard management, and beekeeping are just a few examples.
To apply to become a Groundswell Educator, please read the details linked below and fill out the form to give us some detail of the idea for the class you would like to teach. If your program is selected, you will be hired as a Groundswell contractor and compensated for your time to develop course curriculum and lead the class.
Although we accept submissions on a rolling basis, the priority submission deadline for 2017-18 programming is November 15.
Groundswell often relies on regional consultants that specialize in agricultural technical assistance, business planning and other relevant topics and issues for beginning farmers and producers. Such topics include:
- Business Plan Development
- Financial Management
- Accessing Capital
- Scaling up
- Planning for Wholesale
- Marketing Strategies
- Food Safety & Quality Control
- Farm Resilience
- Equipment Sharing & Cooperative Management Models
If you are interested in being a Groundswell consultant please do the following:
- Send an email containing the following
- Letter of interest detailing why you would like to join our team
- A resume providing your qualifications
- Work samples (links or PDFs only, please) if applicable