Education

Lectures, Workshops, Trips, and Tours: Creating a beautiful arrangement, learning about the latest garden trend, and touring breath-taking gardens locally and abroad are just a few of the educational opportunities we offer! Visit the Calendar of Events to see our upcoming opportunities.

 

Gardening Program at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution (BWCI): Working with volunteers from the The Garden Club of Wilmington, we take our classes inside the prison walls. Volunteers and staff organize horticulture classes and gardening activities at BWCI, inspiring participants towards green and healthy futures.

 

Branches To Chances: A Return-To-Work Program

Now Accepting Applications for 2017!
Download the description and application
here

Applications due Friday, February 17, 2017 by 4:00 pm.
 

Our staff works with underemployed, unemployed, and previously incarcerated men and women who are committed to making positive change in their communities and ultimately their lives.
 

The Branches To Chances program hires and trains unemployed, under-employed, and previously incarcerated men and women for entry level positions in the landscaping and horticulture industry. The curriculum combines classroom training and hands-on work experience supervised by industry experts that together equip participants to secure meaningful employment upon successful completion. Graduates leave with marketable skills in a growing industry, the satisfaction of improving the communities they come from, and essential employer references.

 

To learn more about these programs, contact Mackenzie Fochs, Education and Outreach Manager.

TheDCH runs one of only green jobs training programs available. Since 2009, groups of previously incarcerated men and women have been hired…  
TheDCH trains and facilitates job placement in the horticultural field for men and women recently released from Delaware’s correctional system.
I am soo excited about the growth of the garden. I am very proud that my family and I were able to be a part of this life changing, bring the community together and get...
— Stephanie Jervey
Community gardener in the urban farm at 12th