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Urban Agriculture and Education Internship, Fall 2019

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, September 1, 2019

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm (UCGTCF) is excited to be participating in the Urban Agriculture and Education Internship. This program offers UC Berkeley students the opportunity to work here at the farm for class credit! Interns will work directly with one of our working groups on Farm production, events, organization, funding, and social justice work.  Minimum 6 to maximum 12 hours/week,  with commitment to regular days and times each week to be worked out with site coordinators.  Send resume and cover letter as a single PDF to Kathryn De Masters by Sept. 1st. Indicate your top two sites.

UC Gill Tract Farm Students Coalition

The Farm has an RSO; a coalition of students committed to the farm.  Membership in the Coalition will include collaborative projects that will provide valuable experiential learning opportunities for the growing number of students interested in food justice, agroecology, urban farming, community-based organizations, non-profit administration, and equitable economies; allowing them to become successful change-makers.  Gill Tract Farm Students Coalition will offer an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge and experience of solving issues in the food system, from chemical-dependant production to inequitable distribution.

Come join us for good food, friendship, and internship experience in improving our local food system!  Email cwrainey@berkeley.edu for more information.

Harvest Days

January 22, 2017

The UC Berkeley Fresh Produce Security Committee hosts monthly Harvest Days at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm as part of our peer-to-peer efforts to eliminate food insecurity. Attendees will learn about the food movement, participate in group discussions, help with farm work, and harvest produce to bring back to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry for students who are food insecure. Lunch is provided by the Berkeley Student Food Collective. Harvest Days are typically the last Sunday of every month, with the 2017 dates being these:

January 22nd

February 26

March 19th

April 30th 

Agroecology Research Internship

This semester-long internship is offered for credit through Miguel Altieri’s lab and the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP). Interns will work with the UCGTCF’s Farm Manager in the greenhouse and the farm to support the implementation of Agroecological techniques, in collaboration with Professor Altieri’s lab. Interns will select one agroecological practice at the farm that they will research to create community education materials for the farm and community members. Interns will support data recording and evaluation at the farm.

Details on how to apply will be updated in August. See the URAP website for more information about the program.

Undergraduate & Graduate Research

In it's first two years  of operation, the UCGTCF has already helped support 2 Undergraduate Theses and a Masters Thesis in Landscape Architecture, as well as dozens of class projects and independent research assignments in ESPM, Public Health, City Planning, and more. If your research interests match our mission and values, and you would like to collaborate with the UCGTCF on a research project, contact the Research Working Group (for Theses & Dissertations) or the Education & Events Working Group (for class projects & field trips) and we will set up a meeting to determine what kind of support we can offer. 

Other Food Systems Opportunities on Campus

There are many departments and programs on campus that offer classes, research, and opportunities to engage in changing the food system. Click below to see a list of resources created by the Berkeley Food Institute.

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