City Farming NYC Meetup Message Board › Free Community Gardening Volunteer Training!
Hello fellow green enthusiasts!
If you live and/or work in Brooklyn, I thought you’d like to know about a terrific, new, volunteer training opportunity in community horticulture: the Brooklyn Urban Gardener certificate program offered by GreenBridge of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I graduated from the program last winter and highly recommend it. Deadline to apply is June 1st!
GreenBridge, the community environmental horticulture program of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, promotes urban greening through free educational workshops, conservation initiatives, and creative partnerships. Our new Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) certificate program is a ten-week course of interconnected workshops that cover the basics in urban gardening and community greening. Working in teams, BUG students also partner with Brooklyn-based organizations to complete real-life projects and donate at least 30 hours each to help meet existing needs throughout the borough. Upon completing the course and volunteering for 30 hours, graduates become certified as Brooklyn Botanic Garden BUG volunteers and support greening projects at community organizations such as schools, senior centers, block associations, community gardens, and more. Classes take place in the fall.
If you know of a community project that could benefit from the help of BUG volunteers or a team of BUG students, please contact GreenBridge at email@example.com or (718) 623-7250.
If you’re interested in becoming a BUG community volunteer, applications for the BUG certificate course are due no later than June 1. The application is available online at www.bbg.org/greenbridge or call (718) 623-7250.