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Garden Engagement Coordinator

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Verner Center for Early Learning | Asheville, NC
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Verner Center for Early Learning


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Published 5 months ago

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Purpose: This position  will support Verner’s mission of delivering high-quality early childhood education by enhancing outdoor learning experiences in Verner’s Experiential Gardens and North Carolina Outward Bound (VEG!). By developing a seasonal garden plan, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, and maintaining garden beds the VEG! Coordinator volunteer will improve the vitality and accessibility of the garden, ensuring it’s a lasting feature in the Verner experience.

Results: This position, under the guidance of Verner’s Volunteer Coordinator, will maintain the garden’s vitality through the seasons, and lead community and parent volunteer involvement in the garden.

Suggested Activities:

  • Develop and oversee seasonal planting plan,
  • Manage ongoing garden task list for classes and volunteers
  • Recruit and organize VEG! volunteers,
  • Lead monthly garden nights,
  • Assist in design and construction of garden projects,
  • Water, cultivate, transplant, weed, and harvest garden beds while prioritizing the space as a learning environment for children under the age of 4.
  • Maintain garden paths.
  • Spread mulch.
  • Organize, clean, and maintain Garden Shed and the garden tools.

Qualifications:

  • Gardening experience (seeding, weeding, harvesting, identifying weeds and stages in plant development),
  • Physical ability to spend 2-6 hours a week on your feet on uneven terrain and move frequently from standing to kneeling,
  • Able to prioritize among several tasks,
  • Comfortable developing a seasonal planting plan and identifying garden tasks,
  • Small-group/volunteer management
  • Knowledge of safe tool use
  • Landscape and/or construction experience favorable

Time frame: We are seeking individuals able to commit at least 2 hours a week beginning April, 2019 through late fall. Times and days of the week are flexible.

Must be available from 4 pm to 6 pm on the third Thursday of the month during our monthly group volunteer garden night.

Purpose: This position  will support Verner’s mission of delivering high-quality early childhood education by enhancing outdoor learning experiences in Verner’s Experiential Gardens and North Carolina Outward Bound (VEG!). By developing…

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How to Apply

To apply, please follow the link to the volunteer application. Please indicate your interest in volunteering in the garden. Where it ask for addition skills and interests, please indicate you are specifically interested in the Garden Coordinator position.

Or, you may submit a brief letter of interest by email to Volunteer Coordinator, Charlie Milling at cmilling@verneremail.org. Please list the position title in the subject of the email.

To apply, please follow the link to the volunteer application. Please indicate your interest in volunteering in the garden. Where it ask for addition skills and interests, please…

Location

Verner Center for Early Learning

Asheville, NC

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