Gardens 4 Humanity (G4H) is recruiting parents, teachers, students and all interested community members to become Gardens4Humanity educators and garden leaders. As a G4H trainee, you will receive a 20-hour garden hands-on training on topics including gardening basics, perennial plantings, effectively teaching gardening to kids and adults in and out of the classroom setting, building community through gardening, permaculture, building healthy soil, raised bed construction, and garden and food related activities. After the training, you will be able to shadow experienced G4H staff and volunteers in a classroom, after-school or community setting. G4H volunteers wil be assigned to school, after-school and community garden sites, and will assist G4H staff with events, organizational capacity building and other behind the scenes activities. Gardens 4 Humanity asks for 20 hours of volunteer time. No prior gardening or teaching experience is required. Training is also open to the general public on a space-available basis.
You must fill out an application (97kb PDF) if you plan to attend the full 20 hour course. Download an application here and bring it with you to the training, or drop it off at Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue. Applications also may be picked up at CCE-Tompkins or GIAC. Applications will be reviewed to evaluate your level of interest and commitment. (Note: no prior experience is required). Upon enrollment in the program, participants may be required to get a background check if working with children.
Last updated April 8, 2015