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

Completed Applications due by Friday, January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

 

DCH hires and trains unemployed, under-employed, and previously incarcerated men and women for entry level positions in the landscaping and horticulture industry in this 12-week program. The curriculum combines classroom training and hands-on work experience supervised by industry experts that 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 Knight-Fochs, Education and Outreach Manager.

Completed Applications due by Friday, January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm 

DCH trains and facilitates job placement in the horticultural field for men and women recently released from Delaware’s correctional system.

DCH leaves a legacy for all in our community to enjoy by showcasing the beauty, horticultural heritage and potential of Delaware, the Delaware Valley, and its residents....
— Nancy Devine