The Green Heart Project (GHP) is looking for high-school-aged young adults to participate in its paid youth internship program, which will primarily take place at GHP’s half-acre Urban Farm at Enston Home located at 900 King St. The farm serves as a community garden for residents of the William Enston Home workforce housing community and surrounding downtown schools.
The Green Heart Project is a nonprofit that builds urban gardens and farm-to-school programs in Charleston. GHP broke ground on the $2.1 million Urban Farm at Enston Home in June 2020.
There are 12 openings for the eight-week program, which runs from mid-June to mid-August, five days per week. Interns will “maintain the urban farm, manage a weekly farmer’s market stand and participate in educational sessions,” a press release said.
“The first year of the Youth Internship Program was more successful than any of us could have imagined, and the results we saw among our interns were inspiring,” GHP development director Amanda Howell said in the release. “Interns developed concrete skills in urban agriculture and business management … Maybe most important of all, they left the 8-week program with a strong sense of responsibility and ownership for solving complex social problems and making positive change in their community.”
Those interested can apply online at greenheartsc.org or mail their application to 759 King St., Suite A, Charleston, SC, 29403. The deadline to apply is March 31.
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