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Pike Place Secret Garden Steering Committee Form
The purpose of the Steering Committee is to maintain the functionality of the garden while collectively envisioning a long term strategic plan for expanding the garden’s community programming. With the support of The Market Commons, a neighborhood community resource center in Pike Place Market, members of the Steering Committee are responsible for creating vegetable and ornamental planning schedules, and writing an annual plan and budget. All members will meet monthly with The Market Commons to review program status and make decisions together as a group. There will be 4-5 volunteer members on the Steering Committee.

The Commons welcomes and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply for this volunteer position. We strive to create an inclusive environment for folks of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, national origins, abilities, ages, and veteran status.

Responsibilities:
- Maximize space to grow healthy, fresh produce for the Pike Market Food Bank
- Provide a garden orientation for new volunteers and oversee existing volunteers
- Communicate and delegate daily gardening tasks to Worker Bees
- Collaborate with The Commons to create an annual plan, budget, and scheduled garden purchases
- Defer serious conflicts that arise to The Commons
- Attend monthly Steering Committee meetings

Requirements:
- Knowledge of gardening
- Excellent communication skills and passion for collaboration
-Experience working with diverse community groups
-Demonstrates an understanding and acceptance of equity, inclusion and diversity concepts
- Reliable and reachable by phone or email
- Passion for food justice and community building
- Knowledge of Pike Place Market community and Food Access program preferred
- Project management experience preferred
- Multilingual skills a major plus

Expected Commitment:
Steering Committee membership is a one year commitment and will be reevaluated in January. Volunteers are expected to maintain commitments to the dates and times assigned.

To apply to be a member of the Steering Committee fill out the form below, and we will get back to you with a follow-up application. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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