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Nashville Greenlands

Nashville Greenlands

Nashville Greenlands
2407 Heiman St
Nashville TN 37208-2415

Phone: 615-322-9523

Email: karlmeyerng@hotmail.com

Contact: Pam Beziat or Karl Meyer

We are a non-sectarian community, not based in prayer or religious doctrine, affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement through many years of personal association, and a deeply shared ethical and social vision. Our common purpose is to explore and demonstrate an ecologically sustainable way of life within a city, based on agricultural use of open land, and a simple common life to minimize our consumption of world resources. We also practice radical direct action for justice and peace, and use our houses and land for education about peacemaking and the nonviolent life we seek to develop.

We own four houses in an inner city Nashville neighborhood, with about an acre of arable land and housing for a total of seventeen community members. Each household is semi-autonomous. We welcome visits and inquiries from people who might be interested in joining us, or investing in similar land and houses that are available at very reasonable cost, nearby in our neighborhood. We also welcome visits from travelers interested in our vision and work.

Volunteers needed:

NASHVILLE GREENLANDS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

ONE YEAR EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE AND ACTION

BEGINS SPRING 2015, OR WHEN PREFERRED CANDIDATE IS SELECTED AND AVAILABLE

Nashville Greenlands is an intentional residential community devoted to urban agriculture and social justice action. We have a network of six houses we have restored in a poor neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee.

The internship will consist in working with young residents in four small service and advocacy organizations in which they have key organizing and staffing roles:

  • Nashville Greenlands - vegetable and fruit gardening and housing maintenance work at the community yards and houses - one day a week;
  • Open Table Nashville -outreach and support services to people experiencing homelessness – two days a week;
  • Workers Dignity -organizes mainly among immigrant workers to recover lost wages in cases of wage theft by unscrupulous employers – one day a week;
  • Nashville Food Project – gathers, prepares and distributes surplus food for disadvantaged communities and “food desert” neighborhoods – one day a week.

Application & Contact - Send relevant background resume and a short personal statement of your interests and motivation in applying to: Karl Meyer, Nashville Greenlands, 2407 Heiman St., Nashville, TN 37208 or karlmeyerng@hotmail.com Phone - 615-322-9523




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