Gardener/Garden Educator- Soundview (South Bronx)

Homes for the Homeless
 Bronx, NY

Gardener/Garden Educator

ABOUT HOMES FOR THE HOMELESS, INC.

Homes for the Homeless, Inc. (HFH) is a non-profit social services organization operating family shelters throughout NYC that serve as a hub of opportunity for families both residing in shelter as well as those in the neighboring community. On-site programs range from childcare, early childhood education centers, afterschool clubs and programs, and youth recreation activities, such as sports teams, to housing assistance, case management, parenting workshops, career and job vocational training, support groups and substance abuse assistance, and family engagement and recreation events for the whole family.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

Homes for the Homeless is seeking a Part-Time Gardener/Garden Educator for our culinary garden, part of our Allie’s Place Culinary Center for Education & Employment. The purpose of our garden is to supply (when needed) our culinary programming with fresh produce and to be a rich educational resource for the families with children who reside at Allie’s Place Family Residence. This exciting and creative position blends operation and maintenance of our garden with education for both children and adults.

OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overall maintenance of garden: soil maintenance, pest control, netting and watering, etc.
  • Seeding, planting, and harvesting
  • Collection of produce, and proper storage in our classroom kitchen

EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead hands-on gardening workshops for children and adults.
  • Ability to impart knowledge regarding soil composition and maintenance, seasonality, harvesting, etc.

COMPENSATION/EEO:

Homes for the Homeless is committed to promoting an inclusive organizational environment of dignity and respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment, and prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, arrest or conviction, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable federal, state, or local law.

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