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Garden Educator

Part time or Full time 10-40 hours per week; year-round

Are you passionate about food, health, and outdoor education? Do you love working with kids and volunteers? If so, we want you to join the Green Heart Project team as a part-time or full-time Garden Educator!

The Green Heart Project seeks skilled educators to lead its Farm to School programs at select partner schools. Green Heart’s Farm to School programs are conducted in partnership with 18 school and community partners in the Charleston area. 

The Garden Educator’s primary responsibilities are to lead garden-based learning activities for elementary school, middle, and high school students, including garden and culinary lessons, maintain school gardens and to build strong relationships with all members of the school community. The Garden Educator also manages volunteers to help them complete their scope of work. Garden Educator Job Description.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and a cover letter to 

Priority deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 9th.

Position will remain open until filled.

Apply TODAY – we can’t wait to hear from you!


The ideal candidate for this position is:

  • Experienced and trained as a teacher, with a focus on food, health, or outdoor, hands-on education programs
  • Passionate about growing, eating, and celebrating food
  • Knowledgeable about farming and gardening 
  • A collaborative teammate 
  • Organized and can manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Interested in growing their own knowledge and skills in their work
  • Excited to share their passion for food and gardening with the community

Green Heart Buddy Volunteer

Green Heart Buddies play a key role in helping grow our gardens, our community, and our students through volunteering with one of our in-school and/or after-school programs. Being reliable, timely, patient and respectful is a must, as Buddies serve as role models for all of our students!

Green Heart Buddies commit to one of our school garden programs for a semester, volunteering once a week for 1+ hours. They are urban farmers, teachers and mentors, working alongside our students, connecting, encouraging and supporting.

Fall 2022: Click here for more information and to apply now!


Green Heart Buddies do not need any prior gardening or education experience, just a passion for the Green Heart Project’s mission, working with elementary-aged students, and an eagerness to give back to their community.


Urban Farm Field Trips

Interested in bringing a group of students to the Urban Farm at Enston Home? A Green Heart Urban Farm Field Trip will consist of a farm tour, hands on garden activity, a fresh picked taste-test, and a takeaway. Field trips can be designed to the meet the needs of your students and cover a wide range of topics. We practice respecting ourselves, buddies, and the earth by following strict COVID-19 guidelines. Please note there is a cost of $10/person for field trips – however, if this cost is prohibitive, we are happy to discuss payment with you further.

Fill out this inquiry form to get the process started and contact Emma at with any questions!



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!



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 – we would love to get you out in the garden!