Accokeek Foundation

The Accokeek Foundation is a non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to connect people to history, agriculture, and nature through innovative educational programs and engaging visitor experiences. Founded over fifty years ago to “preserve the view” from George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the Foundation was one of the first land trusts, blazing new trails in preservation through a public/private partnership that led to the creation of Piscataway Park, a nearly 5000-acre national park. Through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service, the Foundation cares for two hundred acres of the park, while fulfilling its mission. This working landscape includes the National Colonial Farm (demonstrates life of a tobacco planter on the eve of the American Revolution) the Ecosystem Farm (demonstrates sustainable agriculture on an 8-acre organic vegetable farm), heritage breed livestock, nature trails, gardens, a fishing pier, and boat dock (with kayak launch). In addition, this is the sacred homeland of the Piscataway people, and its significance as an indigenous cultural landscape makes it a key site on several national trails.

Accokeek Foundation Accokeek, MD, USA
Feb 06, 2018
Full time
Position Overview The Accokeek Foundation is seeking a full-time Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator to join its team in stewarding 200 acres of Piscataway Park, a national park on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River. Cognizant of ecological and food security challenges, the Foundation is embarking on a new initiative, the National Food Forest, the most ambitious permaculture project ever undertaken in a national park in the United States. This comprehensive vegetation management plan aims to restore a healthy forest ecosystem while highlighting the connection between regenerative agriculture and the park’s history as an indigenous cultural landscape and working farm. The Regenerative Agriculture Coordinator will play an integral role in collaboratively implementing the National Food Forest, while working with volunteers and leading educational experiences for youth. Close Date: February 28, 2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com