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Multi-Bi-lingual Consultant Needed for Community Garden Outreach
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Seeks Consult to Inform and Engage a Diversity of Neighbors in P-Patch Community Garden Program

March 10, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA)With the help of the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods P-Patch Community Garden program is developing new and expanded community gardens throughout Seattle. In order to reach the under-represented communities of the city, the department is seeking multi-bi-lingual consultants for outreach opportunities and the garden design process. P-Patch community gardens are about people first. With this opportunity to build new gardens, we want to take maximum advantage of the opportunity to include people from the full spectrum of Seattles communities, said project coordinator Laura Raymond.

From now until Fall of 2011, consultants will inform residents of the P-Patch Program and its opportunities, organize and facilitate events to promote participation, hold meetings to gather community gardening input, translate communication materials, and interpret as needed. The consult will coordinate with P-Patch staff, garden designers, and volunteers to develop outreach timelines and goals.

The desired language groups in target include Amharic, Cantonese and/or Mandarin, Khmer, Oromo, Samoan, Spanish, Somali, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. Focus neighborhoods will include New Holly, Rainier Beach, Rainier Valley, Columbia City/Seward Park, Roxhill/Westwood, Highland Park, North Delridge, and Broadview/Bitter Lake. For details regarding position requirements, expectations, and how to apply, please visit our web site.

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattles neighborhoods.


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