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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society-Specialist, Community Gardens-Wed, 09/01/2021 - 6:03pm

Specialist, Community Gardens


The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphia , PA 19103
United States
Pennsylvania US

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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) plays an essential role in the vitality of the Philadelphia region by creating healthier living environments, increasing access to fresh food, growing economic opportunity, and building deeper social connections between people. PHS Healthy Neighborhoods team delivers this impact through comprehensive greening and engagement initiatives in more than 250 neighborhoods. Together with community partners, PHS carefully designs projects that build on neighborhood strengths and aspirations to use greening to improve the environment, health and quality of life in their communities. PHS supports community gardeners with educational workshops, gardening supplies and materials, seedlings, access to the PHS tool library, technical assistance, volunteer assistance, and infrastructure improvements. The Community Gardens Specialist provides key essential community building expertise and support to community gardens participating in the PHS Community Gardens Program. The Specialist is responsible for developing, with support from the Gardens team, Neighborhood Gardens Trust, and outside professionals, the tools and trainings to address inclusivity, leadership, succession and conflict resolution in gardens. In addition to developing curriculums and supports, the Specialist will function as a community organizer and support early states sites with the basics around organizing and recruitment. They will also work with PHS’s volunteer team to organize and support volunteer work day requests in gardens enrolled in the program.

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Brittany Viteri