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Garden Volunteer

We are always looking for qualified & passionate volunteers to support our school gardens and the Urban Farm at Enston Home! Garden Volunteers commit to garden work days or special projects throughout the semester.

With COVID-19, our fall work days will have a capped number of volunteer spaces and will follow safety protocols. Fall workday dates are posted on our Events Calendar, so take a look, sign up and we’ll see you out in the garden!

 

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Summer 2021 Youth Intern

Being an Intern with The Green Heart Project’s Youth Internship Program is more than a job. It’s an opportunity to get paid, have fun, make new friends, spend time outside and help your community. By the end of the summer, you will develop career preparedness and healthy living skills that promote engaged citizenship through urban farming. Youth interns will assist with farm maintenance and produce sales, at our pay what you can Farmers Market. You will also engage in lessons connecting food, health, culture, and the environment using the new and larger landscape of the urban farm as your outdoor classroom and learning laboratory.

Qualifications
  • Be 15- 19 years of age by January 1st 2020
  • Have completed 8th grade
  • Available to work over the summer during the 8-week program 
  • Answer all questions on the Internship Application
  • Provide contact information for two personal or professional references: teacher, employer, coach, counselor, mentor, minister, other (this cannot be a family member) 
  • Complete an interview with us 
  • Only applicants who have completed an application and provided references no later than March 1st will be interviewed and considered for the position.
For More Information

APPLY HERE

You will work with a team of peers to maintain a half acre urban farm in the center of downtown Charleston, located at the William Enston Home. Intern farm duties will include: growing, harvesting, and processing fruit and vegetable crops. Additionally, you will help run the onsite farm stand by pricing and selling the produce they have grown. These opportunities allow interns to serve the Charleston community by engaging with their neighbors through the growing and selling of fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Furthermore, Interns will engage in daily educational sessions, workshops and community site visits. Through this internship, youth will develop career preparedness, healthy living, and citizenship skills. 

Check out our video from last year

** The summer 2021 internship will reflect our latest COVID-19 Safety protocols**

Reach out to carter@greenheartsc.org with any additional questions!

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Urban Farm Workshops

WHAT: A hands-on educational workshop to take place at our newest garden site, the 1/2 acre Urban Farm at Enston Home. This four part workshop will include 1) a farm tour, 2) hands-on interactive activity, 3) taste-test, 4) and a take away resource. Workshops will cover a variety of topics from the following themes: Gardening & Sustainability, Culinary & Nutrition, STEAM topics, and Farming Practices.

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WHO: Families (1 parent up to 3 children ratio). Certain sessions will be geared towards elementary, middle, high school or other age groups.

WHEN: Dates & Times Vary. See our Events Calendar for specific dates/times & to register.

WHERE: The Urban Farm at Enston Home, Farm Stand (address: 900 King St, Charleston, SC 29403)

COST: $10/person for adults and children over the age of 2. A scholarship fund is available, please contact us if you would like more information | email: emma@greenheartsc.org, phone: (302) 598 – 4565.

To keep everyone safe, we ask that you please review our COVID-safety guidelines and be prepared to follow them closely. Masks are required at all times and registration is capped at 15 people.

Looking for a different date, a specific topic, or have another special request? We are all ears – email amanda@greenheartsc.org

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Farm & Garden Intern

The Farm & Garden Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist the Farm and Garden staff with maintaining and organizing the farm and gardens throughout the course of the semester. The Farm & Garden Intern also helps keep an inventory of garden materials to ensure that The Green Heart Project’s programs are successful. This is an essential role to ensure that our Farm to School programs and our community outreach initiatives are effective and successful.

Applications for Spring 2021 internship due January 15, 2021.

Qualifications
  • Willingness to work outdoors
  • Strong interest in theory and practice of agriculture and/or gardening
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, with guidance from a supervisor
  • Affinity for the Green Heart mission of growing minds and cultivating community through food
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For full position description & application instructions click here.

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Corporate and Volunteer Opportunities

Serving as a group with The Green Heart Project is great for team-building, and building community while getting your hands dirty in the garden! As a group, you will receive a tour of the farm, learn more about the Project and why issues of sustainability and local foods are important to the Lowcountry community. After a productive session in the garden, we highly recommend nourishing yourselves with delicious, fresh food and drinks at Taco Boy, which is just up the road! If you have a corporate or community group who would like to volunteer together, The Green Heart Project can work with you to coordinate a day and time to come out to work in one of our gardens. Group sessions typically include general farm tasks: weeding, planting seeds, harvesting produce, digging, building, and watering. Occasionally, there are also opportunities to sponsor and work on larger projects that require volunteer groups in order to complete. For more information, please submit this form Volunteer Group – we would love to get you out in the garden!

Donate Your Time & Skillset

Would you like to get involved with our project in a way that is not listed? Are you a carpenter that wants to build a chicken coop? A writer that would love to blog for us about sustainable and local food? A social media guru that can enhance our marketing? Or do you have a farm truck full of horse manure that you want to bring by to fertilize our beds? We are always open to suggestions from our volunteers, and ideas to improve our gardens and our programs are always welcome! For more information, please contact us at volunteer@greenheartsc.org – we would love to get you out in the garden!