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One Cool Earth seeking volunteers 

–Local nonprofit One Cool Earth is seeking dedicated volunteers to fill a variety of positions.The organization says that it is working hard this fall to expand their organization to all of the Paso Robles public schools. Their goal as a nonprofit is, “to support outdoor education, neighborhood gardens and community tree plantings.”

Previous gardening experience, though helpful, is not a necessity. The organization will provide all necessary training in order to coordinate volunteers. The nonprofit is mainly funded by grants but they are also looking for monetary and in-kind donations.The organization is also looking for people who can help to fund the gardens.One cool earth seeks volunteers

The program has employed in many schools in Paso Robles, including Georgia Brown Elementary School, Lewis and Flamson Middle Schools and Liberty Continuation High School. The nonprofit  is currently expanding and implementing various programs in an additional four to five schools in Paso Robles this year, including Kermit King, Bauer Speck, Winifred Pifer, Pat Butler and Virginia Peterson Elementary.

To support the expansion, OCE recently hired on an AmeriCorps Fellow, Audrey Moorhead, funded by the Paso Robles Culinary Arts Academy. Moorhead will be working with them over the next year to implement a volunteer infrastructure program to assist the organization.

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has demonstrated a strong commitment to outdoor education, especially focusing on the nutrition education benefits of school gardens, according to the organization. PRJUSD says that it is seeking ways to increase the amount of local, fresh produce served in school lunches and sees gardening as a successful approach to helping kids choose and consume healthy options.

Contact Audrey Moorhead for more information about donating, volunteering, or about the organization, at audrey@onecoolearth.org, or go to onecoolearth.org. 

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