Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Upcoming Community Service Opportunities at Olivewood Garden

 1. Sustainable Urban Agriculture Internship & Entrepreneurship Academy 

During the internship students will propagate plants, learn entrepreneurship skills that will culminate in a Spring Plant Sale for the community! 

Students will:
• Learn how to grow plants and food from soil to harvest
• Work as a team to develop cooperative and job skills useful in the workplace
• Learn about entrepreneurship
• Engage in community development through horticulture and agriculture as career paths or personal areas of growth.
This is a paid internship- students who participate will receive a $$ stipend for their time. Students will also receive 40+ community service hours.
The internship will be held on Fridays from 4pm - 6pm beginning January 9th (excluding holidays).



2. Youth Community Leadership Program

This program is for any High School teen that wants to gain skills and knowledge surrounding community engagement, food systems & food justice, learning about food access and co-ops with this program culminating in a shared group project with a second cohort. 

Students will:

  • Learn about different aspects of their local food system
  • Learn about civic and community engagement
  • Create and engage in a community listening forum
  • Design and create a project at Olivewood based on community input

Students will receive community service hours for participating in this highly desirable leadership program.
This program will be held on Mondays from 4pm - 6pm beginning January 23rd through February 27th (with site build days the weekend of September 16 & 17).