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Volunteers for Community Connections with Loveland Youth Gardeners

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ORGANIZATION: Loveland Youth Gardeners

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Interested in learning more about Horticultural Therapy? Love the outdoors and connecting with community? Jump in at the Community Connections program with Loveland Youth Gardeners (LYG) this fall!

We Need:

  • 1-2 volunteers

  • On Mondays & Tuesdays morning s from 9:00 am - 12: 00 pm

  • Begins Monday, August 22nd and run s through October (date TBA)

This is a horticultural therapy program designed to be vocational training for young adults, ages 18 - 21, who are participating in the Community Connections program with Thompson School District & LYG . Community Connections participants will work alongside LYG staff & volunteers to develop their understanding of horticulture education. This will includ e activities such as plant identification, horticulture growing process, nutrition & cooking with plants, gardening & planting techniques, social-emotional learning, & therapeutic work with plants.

Our program prov i des participants with greater horticulture knowledge, vocational skills, social-emotional learning and overall growth in mood and well-being.

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About Loveland Youth Gardeners

Location:

PO Box 1004, Loveland, CO 80539, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Loveland Youth Gardeners empowers youth facing challenges to cultivate life/work skills, environmental stewardship and community service. Vision: Loveland Youth Gardeners helps youth blossom as individuals and grow in their relationships with people and the Earth. Our Goals: Develop job and life skills Promote active volunteerism through community service Encourage environmental stewardship by educating about natural resource and conservation practices Our Values: Positive relationships Respect for self, others, and environment Community Engagement Compassion Commitment Diversity Collaboration Interdependence

Description

Youth Gardening Program - (May to September) Students grow their own gardens, are taught a gardening curriculum, attend field trips and hear guest speakers, give tours of the garden, operate a road side farm stand and donate pesticide-free produce to low-income residents of the community.

Leaf-Out - (nearly year-round) Students can move to this "next" level program where they further develop job, social & life skills by working in the community/production garden, process/sell produce to local venues, and volunteer in community service projects.

Enterprise Internship - (nearly year-round) Students can apply to move into the Enterprise Internship program where their focus is on developing a product using herbs and/or produce from the gardens, marketing/sales & managing a business.

Branch Out - (Year-round Outreach Program) Branch Out focuses on serving all youth (ages 3-21) in our community. Programming and activities can go "on the road" to serve young people where they learn, live, work, or can be hosted on-site at LYG.

Loveland Plant a Row for the Hungry - Loveland Youth Gardeners initiated Loveland PAR in 2005. To date, the large community network that makes up Loveland PAR has contributed nearly 195,000 lbs. of produce to needy families in our community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
People with Disabilities
Community, Environment, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2500 East 1st StreetLoveland, CO 80537

(40.39219,-105.04159)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Relationship Building
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3.5 hours
  • Volunteers are required to sign a waiver.

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