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Community Garden Volunteer

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Pathway Homes Inc.

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Community Garden

Hello!

We are seeking a Community Garden Volunteer who will help tend to our recently constructed garden and also teach those we serve how to tend to it.

Gardening duties will include:
  • Watering vegetables & herbs
  • Pruning vegetables & herbs
  • Fertilizing vegetables & herbs
  • Pruning vegetables & herbs
  • Rotating vegetables & herbs
  • Monitoring for pests
  • Selecting different vegetables & herbs per season
  • Organizing vegetables & herbs among our garden beds

Upon an interview, we will provide an instructional guide with more details and tips on maintaining a garden.

Residents at this location are interested in learning about the garden as well as working on it. Volunteer must be comfortable with communicating and teaching those experiencing mental illness.

We would like the volunteer to visit and tend to the garden at least twice a week.

The plants currently planted in the garden are:

Peppers:
  • California Wonder
  • Admiral
  • King Arthur
  • Nikita
  • Poblano Ancho
  • Hungarian Hot Wax
  • Habanero x2
  • Cherry Bomb x2
Other Veggies:
  • Tomato x2
  • White Eggplant
Herbs:
  • Dwarf Sage x2
  • Thyme x2
  • Italian Oregano x2
  • Curly Parsley x2
  • Rosemary x2
  • Mint x2
  • Basil

We would prefer a volunteer that can dedicate their time to us long-term. We would love a new member of the team!

For the safety of those we serve, Pathway Homes requires a background check, driving record, and a TB test.

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Pathway Homes is a nonprofit providing mental health services-starting with safe, stable housing-to individuals marginalized by poverty and inequity. Pathway Homes owns, leases, and manages nearly 500 properties in Northern Virginia. Recently, we launched our first community garden at our Herndon property that can house up to 12 clients. Our community garden program is exciting and multifaceted. For our residents who deal with mental health challenges, gardening is empowering and will bring joy, physical activity, and a sense of accomplishment while also providing nutritious food. The nutrition focus is especially important since it is linked to both mental and physical health.

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About Pathway Homes Inc.

Location:

10201 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030, US

Mission Statement

Pathway Homes embodies the spirit of recovery: embracing an attitude of hope, self-determination and partnering with each individual on their personal journey toward achieving self-fulfillment and realizing their dreams. We fulfill our mission by making available to individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders a variety of non-time-limited housing and services to enable them to realize their individual potential.

Description

Pathway Homes is a non-profit organization providing non-time-limited housing and support services to adults with mental illness. Pathways serves individuals throughout Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the City of Falls Church, Prince William County and Arlington.

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10201 Fairfax Blvd #200Fairfax, VA 22030

(38.86087,-77.2973)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2x a week, long-term.
  • Driving record & TB test.

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