PHS works to connect people with horticulture and together create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities. We help steward a robust and growing network of community and school gardens with support, education, materials, resources and technical assistance. The School Gardens Coordinator will work alongside the PHS Gardens team to deliver and assess a comprehensive interorganizational school garden program, while supporting and connecting youth to local, nutritious foods in their community.
The School Gardens Coordinator will be responsible for collaborating with and building capacity amongst teachers to develop and implement school garden programming. The School Gardens Coordinator will also be responsible for follow up with Green City Teacher participants such as annual assessments and focus groups, and documenting outcomes and impacts associated with school garden programming.
SUPPORTIVE FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs comfortably
“The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society connects people with horticulture, and together we create beautiful, healthy and sustainable communities.”
The growth of PHS over these many years reflects the changes in horticulture itself, from an early focus on specimen plants and ornamental gardens viewed alone in their majestic beauty, to a more holistic understanding of plants as a tool for urban transformation. Since PHS began its highly effective greening programs in the mid-70’s, the impact on communities throughout the region has been dramatic. PHS understands that plants and gardens are linked to the health of people, the environment and the economic vitality of Philadelphia. Programs like Tree Tenders, Plant One Million, Philadelphia LandCare, Civic Landscapes and City Harvest are changing the conversation on urban decay to a story of hope and transformation, one of renewal and civic pride.
Each year, PHS produces the Philadelphia Flower Show, America’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, which features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Show brings together diverse people and organizations to introduce the newest plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. Proceeds from the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, including donations from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals, support PHS programs and greening initiatives.
PHS invites people of all skill levels to participate year-round in educational workshops and events and, as members, volunteers and exhibitors. Together with our amazing partners, PHS is shaping the region through green
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