Urban Garden Internship Program, Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Posted by Norris Square Neighborhood Project on August 3, 2015

Norris Square Neighborhood Project is seeking energetic and dedicated urban farmers! We are accepting applications for unpaid internships for Fall 2015 (Sept-December). Norris Square Neighborhood Project has 6 beautiful gardens in the heart of Kensington created by Grupo Motivos. This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your Spanish while enjoying the beauty of our gardens and deepening your connection to our community.

Our gardens are different from other urban farms. Norris Square Neighborhood Project is committed to the cultivation and preservation of Puerto Rican and other Latino cultures. We are proud & honored to work in a bilingual Spanish/English community. More than food production, our gardens serve as beautiful oases in West Kensington that celebrate Latino heritage and are used as teaching laboratories for people of all ages. Our gardens engage both youth in our after school programs and elders & children in the Norris Square community. Part of our work is to keep the spaces beautiful through landscaping & garden maintenance. We also grow food that is distributed at a weekly farm stand in the neighborhood. Food justice, youth power & cultural roots are the core foundations of our work.

What You Will Learn:
– Landscaping skills
– Organic food production in the city
– Relationship building within a diverse community
– Community organizing and outreach
-Youth-led organizing & educating


– Tasks may include planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing for food distribution, maintaining irrigation, keeping crop records, fixing fences, construction, lesson planning, garden tours, facilitating garden lessons & cooking classes and a variety of other tasks.

Desirable skills:
– Good interpersonal communication skills
– Willingness and ability to work hard, physically, in all weather
– Commitment, positive attitude, good sense of humor helps!
– Spanish is a plus
– Interest in learning about urban sustainable gardening and Latino culture.

Time commitment is flexible: 10-30 hours per week is desired starting in September. If you are interested in working with us in our Food & Landscape program alongside our talented staff and amazing community, please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interests, any specific learning objectives you might have, and details about your availability at volunteer@myneighborhoodproject.org with the subject line “Garden Internship”

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