GardenShare seeks student interns


GardenShare relies heavily on volunteers and student interns to accomplish our work of strengthening the food system and solving the challenge of hunger in the North Country.

A fall internship might revolve around any or all of the following:
• Promoting and supporting St. Lawrence County Farmers' Markets; ensuring markets have SNAP-EBT service and training market personnel on the system; tastings and events at markets; developing promotion program for each individual market including press releases, flyers, radio, signage, and more.
• GardenShare has lesson plans geared to middle and high school youth on food system issues. We are looking for volunteers or interns to present these programs.
• GardenShare is working to build its capacity to offer these kinds of programs by working to raise more funds. An intern could be significantly involved in planning one of our fundraising events or other marketing and public relations activities.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of aspects of running a small nonprofit organization, including helping with events, attending board and committee meetings, and participating a variety of programming and program development as it arises. This could include grant-writing, reporting, marketing and promotion, and lots more fun stuff.

Interested students should contact GardenShare Executive Director, Gloria McAdam, at 315-261-8054 or

GardenShare has worked to end hunger and strengthen our local food system since 1996. Originally formed as a network of gardeners sharing their extra harvest with local food pantries, GardenShare has since embraced a larger vision for the region, which is summarized in the slogan, "Healthy Food, Healthy Farms, Everybody Eats." The organization's work to help low-income people access fresh, locally grown food and to strengthen the food system are designed to move the community toward GardenShare's mission - to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.

August 27, 2017