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NATIVE PLANT HORTICULTURE FOUNDATION

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FOR STUDENTS ONLY (High school through college; students under 18 must be at least 16 with guardian permission)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPT. 18, 2021

The foundation is collaborating with the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, which serves south Brevard County, Florida, and annually hosts a Garden with Natives Tour. This year's tour will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 and includes seven residential gardens and one public space on the barrier island in South Brevard County. Students who apply to volunteer through the foundation will receive complimentary membership with FNPS and our industry partner, FANN; training to identify and describe plants used in tour landscapes, and mentorship from foundation staff. Student volunteers will be paired with FNPS chapter members to guide tour attendees through landscapes or distribute plants, as needed.

ADVANCE TRAINING, including a couple hours at the assigned landscape and study guides, will be provided and are required to participate.

Qualified students should be enrolled in a horticulture, landscape, botany or environmental sciences program or have a demonstrated interest in the native plant industry.

2 Shifts

  • Sat Oct 16, 2021 - morning / 08:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    preferred shift is 8:30am - 12:30pm if possible
  • Sat Oct 16, 2021 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:30 PM
    preferred shift is 11:30am-3:30pm if possible
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About NATIVE PLANT HORTICULTURE FOUNDATION

Location:

1900 S Harbor City Blvd, Ste 221, MELBOURNE, FL 32901, US

Mission Statement

We're working to expand the availability of native plants and native plant professionals so that communities everywhere can achieve true sustainability. Native plants are key components of the natural ecosystems that sustain all life, including ours. When we use more native plants, we can have landscapes that thrive on rainfall, preserve air and water quality, conserve water supply and support wildlife, including pollinators. Today, native plants are not widely available and most landscape services have little knowledge of the plants and how to grow them. With climate change and a rapidly urbanizing planet, there's an urgent need now to expand the supply of native plants and support and develop the next generation of native plant professionals.

Description

We provide & support programs to:

  • expand awareness of native plants and the business of native plants
  • increase the demand for native plants and native landscapes
  • develop and professionalize a new, native plant focused horticulture & landscape industry
  • help students, emerging professionals and career-switchers explore, develop and experience careers with native plants
We work with partner organizations advocating for native plants and sustainability.
Environment

WHEN

Sat Oct 16, 2021
08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Indialantic, FL 32903

(28.08946,-80.56561)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Total: 8 - 24 hours, depending on your availability and interest, including minimum 4 hours training and 4 hour shift onsite. Additional training and onsite volunteer time, plus special "behind the scenes" tour on Sunday, Oct. 17, available.
  • OUTDOOR EVENT - Must be able to attend one onsite training session at assigned location in advance of event. Must be able to lift and move 25lbs, walk unaided outdoors on unlevel ground in heat and full sun.

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