Community Roots

Garden Leader Application

Open to Ages: 16-24

Job Description: Garden Leaders will gain work experience and job skills by engaging in hands-on garden training while growing food in the Hunter School Garden to distribute to the community throughout the summer as they learn about food justice, food security, and organic farming practices.

Program Dates: May 23th - August 20th, 2022
(optional early start as soon as May 9th or when ground is clear enough)

Work Days: Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm with breaks as needed. Starting at the end of June, we will go to the Southside Market on Tuesdays from 4-7pm to run a farm stand selling garden grown produce.

Graduation Event: Saturday, August 20th

Pay: $15/hr and a weekly veggie share

Number of positions available: 5-6 Leaders


To apply, please complete and submit the form below.

Alternatively, you can email your answers to the questions below to with "Garden Leader Application" in the subject.

Applications will be accepted through April 30th!

  • Resume should include past work experience, education, academic or training programs, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, scholarships received, etc. If you don’t know how to write a resume, you can contact the UAF writing center for help! Their 30-minute tutoring sessions are free and open to anyone in the community. Visit to set up an appointment.
    Max. file size: 6 GB.
  • Note: These can be former or current employers, teachers, community leaders or anyone who knows you well and can advocate for you becoming a Garden Leader.