Do you have gardening experience? Support local youth that were homeless/at-risk in creating community gardens!

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Topic: Do you have gardening experience? Support local youth that were homeless/at-risk in creating community gardens!

Home and Garden December 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

Do you have gardening experience? Support local youth that were homeless/at-risk in creating community gardens!

THC – Housing Families, Transforming Lives is seeking green-thumbed, gardeners and garden educators ready to support us in planning & implementing a garden program with the youth living in our continuum of housing. Our youth are typically between the ages of 5-11. Our garden program seeks to empower formerly homeless or at-risk youth to grow their own foods, make healthy food choices and become part of the larger DC gardening community.
THC is a non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services, including case management, employment and career development, life and parenting skills, and youth enrichment services to more than 500 homeless and at-risk families in DC so that they can make transformational changes in their lives.
Requirements:

Enthusiasm and energy
Knowledge of gardening, basic biology, nutrition, or hunger issues
Interest in assisting in the creation of a holistic gardening program
Ability to make a regular commitment of 2-3 hours per week (on weeknights) come early spring
Experience working with children
Interest in serving low-income and homeless youth
Volunteers must pass a background check prior to serving

For additional information please check out our website (http://www.thcdc.org), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thcdc) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/thcdc).
 
How to apply:
Please contact Volunteer Assistant Kate Stritzinger at kstritzinger@thcdc.org; (202)291-5535 x414
 
 

 

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