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

The application period has closed for Branches To Chances 2017. Thank you to all who applied.

 

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…  
An impressive 84% of expenses go directly to TheDCH programs in the community. Our relatively low-cost investment in labor and materials results in dramatic, on-the-ground returns.
Coming from prison, to be working with trees, to be honest with you: trees saved my life. I've seen the other side, and it was very rewarding to have the opportunity to work...
— Jeffrey Berry
RTW Green Crew program graduate