Cause Areas

When

Wed Feb 01, 2017 - Sun Dec 31, 2017

Where

P.O Box 2653Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

About

Garden Volunteer

Organization

Palos Verdes School Gardens

Location

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Pay Rate

Unpaid volunteers can receive academic credit

Responsibilities

  • Be a support to the lesson by working directly with the Garden teacher; helping plan logistics, set up, clean up and desired goals for the lesson plan.
  • Maintain a healthy and bountiful garden through seed starting, composting, maintaining soil fertility, pruning, irrigation, pest and disease management, successive planting, and planting with seasons
  • Assist in the care of all School garden locations
  • Work with Garden Teacher and Farm Apprentice on planting schedule and garden bed maintenance
  • Assist at Restaurant locations; seasonal change outs
  • Trouble shoot pest control, Diseased plant and irrigation issues
  • Assist with all other garden maintenance not limited to; watering, planting, harvesting, weed management, succession planting, composting, worm farming and other general maintenance.
  • Assist weekly classes at the time agreed upon with the school rain (indoors) or shine
  • Guide students in general maintenance of the garden with focus on compost, harvest, and cultivation
  • Mentor students in and out of class, model respect and curiosity for learning, and encourage students’ interests and talents
  • Keep track of garden growth and necessity for garden improvements

Desired Skills or passion to learn more about...

  • Nutrition, gardening, education and community building.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Experience in outdoor education or working with youth (pre K thru 5 th grade)
  • Organized and responsible
  • Able to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Horticulture or experience working in garden or farm setting
  • Genuine passion for earth stewardship

Skills

  • Nutrition
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • High School Graduate

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