Los Angeles

Gardening/Environmental Science Instructor Sought

Our friends at the Common Ground Garden Project have alerted us to this available position at The Merry Garden at Hollygrove:

A dynamic gardening instructor is needed to teach a garden class for 7-8 children, some with learning or emotional disabilities, aged 9-12 years. The class will be held weekly on Thursdays at 8:45am at Hollygrove located in Hollywood.  The Hancock Park Garden Club maintains a vegetable garden at the Hollygrove facility, and will pay the instructor’s salary–$30 per session ($15 for an hour’s preparation plus $15 for an hour’s teaching).  This position is funded until June 2005.

Qualifications: A dynamic instructor with experience in a horticulture or horticultural therapy, and experience teaching children a must. Knowledge of environmental science or naturalist training preferred.

Hollygrove was established in 1880 as the Los Angeles Orphans Home Society. In the 122 years of its existence it has evolved from an orphanage to a residential treatment program and home for abused and neglected children, ages 6-13.  The campus is located in Hollywood and includes residential cottages to accommodate 68 children.

Please email resume to Ginger Lincoln at lincoln6@aol.com, or call 323.935.6612 for more information.