Green skills & jobs training
Investing in people is one of the ways that we invest in plants. Our Green Skills and Job Training Program is committed to the human face of the greening movement, offering education for people of all ages and backgrounds. We expose young children to their first gardening experiences, help establish teaching gardens at elementary schools, and inspire teens through our Horticulture & Environmental Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) where teens from the city spend the summer tackling environmental issues relevant to their local communities.
Our staff also works with previously incarcerated men and women who are committed to making positive change in their communities and ultimately their lives. Our Return to Work program provides them with the skills needed to be successful employees in green industries. From planting trees to assisting with innovative city plantings, these men and women get support from our staff while we benefit from their hard work and unique talents. We take our classes inside the prison walls as well, running comprehensive gardening classes within the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution, inspiring participants towards green and healthy futures.
TheDCH plants hundreds of street trees every year to increase urban tree canopies and to improve air quality in Delaware.
The trees are in at St. Patrick’s & St. Mary’s Church on King Street! Thanks so much for what you do for our community. You’re the best!
— Eleanor Riley