Poppies at Dunbar in bloom Chickens in the snow at Tri Cycle Farms. Tri Cycle Farms service member Lyndsay McGee teaching students about healthy eating. North Little Rock Fit 2 Live service member Sharice Loftin with a student enjoying healthy snack.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Arkansas GardenCorps Service Sites!  


Service Member applicants interested in serving a particular site can email their preference to Emily English at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Service Site Location Positions Status
Mabelvale Middle School Little Rock, AR 1 full-time Open
Tri Cycle Farms Fayetteville, AR 2 full-time Open
City of North Little Rock Fit 2 Live Initiative North Little Rock, AR 2 full-time 1 Open
Yellville Summit School District Yellville, AR 1 full-time and 1 part-time Open
Washington Elementary School Fayetteville, AR 1 part-time Open
AR Children's Hospital Promise Neighborhood Gardens Little Rock, AR 1 full-time or 2 part-time Open
AR Hunger Relief Alliance Gleaning/Food Bank Gardens Little Rock, AR 1 part-time


University of the Ozarks: Food for Thought Garden Clarksville, AR 1 part-time Filled
La Lucha Space/Faulkner County Urban Farm Project Conway, AR 1 full-time Filled
Apple Seeds Fayetteville, AR 2 full-time and 1 part-time Filled
Thrive, Inc./Helena Community Garden  Helena, AR 1 full-time Filled
Dunbar Garden Project Little Rock, AR 1 full-time Filled
Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Agency Conway, AR 1 part-time Filled

Positions are currently being filled!  Additional applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled (final deadline July 30, 2015 to be considered for the 2015 - 2016 service year).


Join as a Service Member


Purpose of Arkansas GardenCorps:

The mission of Arkansas GardenCorps is to promote the use of school and community gardens to provide nutrition education with the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and to increase environmental awareness and sustainable agriculture practices in Arkansas communities.

Arkansas GardenCorps offers school and community gardens a full-time 1700-hour and/or a part-time 900-hour AmeriCorps Service Member for one year to assist with the following objectives:

  • Development and maintenance of school and community gardens
  • Garden-based nutrition education for youth and adults
  • Increase access to fresh produce grown in gardens
  • Support garden sustainability efforts

An informational webinar regarding the 2015-2016 program year was held Wednesday, March 4th, 2015. A recording of the webinar can be accessed here.  If you are having trouble viewing the webinar, try using Internet Explorer with all adblock software disabled.

For any questions regarding access to the webinar please contact Kent Thompson at 501-364-3327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For any questions regarding Arkansas GardenCorps please contact Emily English at 501-364-3390 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To access the Delta Garden Study School Garden-Based Science Curriculum please register below.

Please register to have access to the Delta Garden Study (DGS) Curriculum. When you register, you will be able to access the full curriculum (50 Lessons) and corresponding materials (i.e. Recipe Book, Garden Guide) at no charge. The current curriculum is aligned to the State of Arkansas educational frameworks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science, math, and literacy.



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