FONA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the National Arboretum, a vibrant public space, and support experiential programming that instills a love of plants, nature and the outdoors in all who visit, while promoting the overarching research and education mission of the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support through five main focus areas: environmental preservation, plant research, urban greenspace, education, and community outreach.
FONA’s offices are located on Arboretum grounds, however all staff are successfully working remotely from home during COVID. FONA’s leadership is strong. Its team is highly functioning, and we promote a positive “office environment” with an emphasis on work-life balance, being creative, learning, and having fun.
Our flagship program is Washington Youth Garden (WYG). Founded in 1971, WYG advances the Arboretum’s education mission through its programs for youth and families. These are held at WYG’s one-acre demonstration garden, located on the Arboretum grounds, and at gardens at several District of Columbia schools. In all programs, the garden is the foundation for integrated learning that advances student understanding of ecological sciences, nutrition, environmental stewardship, and overall youth development. The goal of all of its programs is to nurture curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land, and each other.
Friends of the National Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer. We believe participation across a broad-spectrum of human experiences and backgrounds is necessary. We value different skills, identities, education levels, and generations on our team, and are committed to creating a just and inclusive environment for all. See our website About page for our values and our Jobs page for our full Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.
FONA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the National Arboretum, a vibrant public space, and support experiential programming that instills a love of plants, nature and the outdoors in all…
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