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Garden Educator

Are you an outdoor educator with an interest in local food, public health, and the environment? Come grow with us! The Green Heart Project is searching for our next Garden Educator.

Green Heart Garden Educators lead hands-on, garden-based experiential learning programs, including coordinating volunteers and adapting lesson plans to meet the needs of our student groups. This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a background in youth education and looking to gain more experience in a community-based nonprofit setting. 

Please see a full job description at this link.  

If this sounds like the right role for you, please send your resume and a cover letter to careers@greenheartsc.org. 

This position will remain open until filled, with applications being accepted through June 28th and an anticipated start date of August 5th, 2024.

Qualifications

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
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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.

Our work days have a capped number of volunteer spaces. Garden work days 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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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, and a farm-fresh taste-test. Field trips can be designed to the meet the needs of your students and cover a wide range of topics. 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 Nicole, nicole@greenheartsc.org with any questions.

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Garden Volunteers and Volunteer Groups

Garden Volunteers: We are always looking for qualified & passionate volunteers to support our farm & gardens throughout the year. Garden Volunteers commit to garden work days or special projects throughout the year. Spring workday dates are posted on our Events Calendar, so take a look, sign up, and we’ll see you out in the garden!

Volunteer Groups: We are currently accepting groups of 15 people or fewer to volunteer on Thursday evenings at the Urban Farm at Enston Home. We require volunteers to register on our Events Calendar beforehand, so please check to see if there are spots available. Outside of Thursday evenings, we organize a limited number of special garden volunteer events for our financial sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Executive Director, Jesse Blom at jesse@greenheartsc.org.

Other ideas?

Would you like to get involved with our project in a way that is not listed? 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 hear from you!