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Garden Volunteer Needed for Mill Brook Garden

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PROJECT PETALS INC

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Project Petals and Mill Brook Garden are seeking a volunteer available approximately one or two times a month until the early fall with gardening expertise to lead projects and instruct community members. The goal of the volunteer should be to help garden leaders and contribute to the garden’s goal of increasing environmental education. Current projects include basic gardening, like weeding, and increasing the number of raised beds.

Project Petals, an environmental and community development organization aimed at creating sustainable and equitable communities through education, community-based development, and leadership, is currently seeking volunteers to work on an initiative focused on developing Mill Brook Garden, a community garden in the South Bronx NYCHA development Mill Brook Houses.

Mill Brook Garden functions as a combined community gathering space and community garden, where residents can congregate for cultural or educational events and grow food. According to community leader Cesar Yoc, "It provides multiple benefits for people from building community unity, promoting healthy food options, to community empowerment." The garden features community gathering spaces, a compost system, and raised beds for planting. It is primarily focused on creating space for urban gardening, cultural and environmental education for residents of Mill Brook Houses. The South Bronx is a food desert for many residents, and our programming at Mill Brook Garden is working to improve access to fresh produce.

If you are interested in volunteering and becoming involved with this project, please contact intern@projectpetals.org for more information and to schedule a volunteer interview.

More opportunities with PROJECT PETALS INC

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About PROJECT PETALS INC

Location:

PO BOX 34310, JAMAICA, NY 11434, US

Mission Statement

Project Petals is an environmental and community development organization focused on the improvement, revitalization and environmental development of low-income, under-sourced and BIPOC communities. Our mission is to alleviate the socioeconomic divide and bring awareness to environmental, urban planning and public policy issues that produce unhealthy and unsound outcomes. Project Petals has worked with community leaders, volunteers, and youth to connect communities to the resources they needed to improve their community and environmental outcomes. We provide educational programming, leadership training, service, access to tools, resources, and the creation of sustainable, safe spaces; we are reducing barriers to healthier environments, education and creating more equitable communities.

Description

Project Petals is an environmental and community development organization working to create and sustain environmentally sound, healthy, and equitable communities in New York's under-resourced and BIPOC communities. We run educational, leadership, and advocacy programs to create healthier environments, accessible green spaces and prepare these communities for climate change. To support community leaders, Project Petals also offers leadership opportunities and others who exhibit commitment and drive. Given our organization's unique combination of teaching and implementing those learnings into action, we have many touchpoints to assess and develop skills to create sustainable environments. Project Petals works with community leaders and community groups from across New York City and tri-state areas to improve under-resourced communities.

Children & Youth
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

160 St Ann's AveBronx, NY 10454

(40.80496,-73.91824)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • A volunteer is needed one to two times a month until early fall.

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