Dunbarton Oaks, located in Washington D.C. and trustee for Harvard University, is looking for an experienced seasonal gardener! They’re looking to fill a full-time, term position not to exceed six months. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working at Dumbarton Oaks, or wishing to gain additional experience in historic landscape gardening. While this position is limited to a six-month term, this candidate could be a strong internal candidate for future permanent gardening positions. So if you’re looking to dip your toes in the water, or looking for a summer job between semesters, this could be the position for you! This position is also eligible to be utilized for HRT 297 Cooperative Education credit if you still need to it fulfill your graduation requirements!
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Looking to flex your horticulture muscles this summer? There is a local opportunity from a homeowner who would like assistance during the summer and you could be the amazing individual that helps! It’s a part-time position, soo good for those who may be taking summer classes or have another job. This position could also be used to satisfy your HRT 297 Cooperative Education requirements, so if you’re still looking to fulfill that credit, don’t hesitate to apply!
If you’re interested, please send an email with your resume to:
Or call the homeowner for more details at 703-615-7092
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Originally Posted in the NOVA Daily Flyer by:
Clint Young, Financial Aid, JCYoung@nvcc.edu
The Herb Block Foundation has extended the deadline for The Herb Block Scholarship application until June 13. This is a great opportunity, so please encourage your students to apply by the deadline!
The Herb Block Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship valued at up to $8,000 per academic year and up to $16,000 over the life of the scholarship. It is awarded to about 100 students each year and can cover tuition, mandatory fees, books, and limited transportation and childcare expenses. It is a ‘last dollar’ scholarship, meaning that the amount of the award depends on the student’s financial need and the other financial aid the student receives. It is renewable for up to five years, provided the student continues to meet all other eligibility criteria and has not reached the monetary cap.
Students of any age are eligible for The Herb Block Scholarship if they are a high school graduates, GED holders or current community college students, who meet the following criteria:
- Are US citizens/nationals, Permanent Resident Aliens, have been granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the US Customs and Immigration Service, or qualify for in-state tuition under the Maryland Dream Act or Virginia Dream Act. (Note: the 2020 Virginia Dream Act refers to the change in VA policy that allowed students who met certain criteria to receive in-state tuition through the SB 935, “Tuition Equity Provision for High School Completers.)
- Are a primary resident in Washington, DC, or Montgomery or Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, or the Cities of Alexandria or Falls Church, or the Counties of Arlington or Fairfax in Virginia.
- A US citizen/nationals, Permanent Resident Aliens, have been granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the US Customs and Immigration Service, or qualify for in-state tuition under the Maryland or Virginia Dream Act
- are eligible for (but need not necessarily receive) federal financial aid.
- Are attending, or plan to attend, on a full time or part time basis, one of the participating community colleges, and have not yet earned more than 40 credits towards a degree.
- Can demonstrate financial need and, if eligible, apply for financial aid.
Visit https://www.herbblockfoundation.org/scholarships to learn more and to apply.
There are many scholarships out there, some with looming deadlines. Check ’em out out at https://nvcc.academicworks.com/.
Originally Posted in the NOVA Daily Flyer by:
Clint Young, Financial Aid, JCYoung@nvcc.edu
Are you looking for a part-time seasonal job to help fulfill your HRT 297 Cooperative Internship requirement? Or possibly looking for a good entry-level position to help you build upon the skills you’ve learned so far at NOVA? Even if you aren’t looking for those reasons, there is a fantastic opportunity every student should look at! Our very own Rasa Cikotas is seeking help on her 3-acre homestead in Chantilly this summer! This position will help beautify, maintain, and enhance using permaculture, organic, and all-natural gardening methods.
Approximate Time Commitment
March-May = 2 Days Per Week
June – Oct = 1 Day Per Week
Part-Time Gardener for a Residential Landscape
Please reach out via email to introduce yourself and share what excites you about this opportunity – Rasacikotas@gmail.com
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Are you looking for something fun to do next weekend for Mothers Day? How about visiting the National Arboretum to view Bicentennial Bonsai: Emissaries of Peace, an award-winning documentary by NVCC Cinema Professor Paul Awad and Professor Emerita Kathryn O’Sullivan.
This is a ticketed event, with tickets prices as follows:
General Admission: $12.50
NBF, FONA, JASWDC members**: $10
You also have the option of preordering themed food to accompany your time at the arboretum!
Bento Box (vegan or chicken) pre-order: $20
The event will include:
An Evening in the Bonsai Museum
4:30 – gates to the Bonsai Museum open for after-hours tours*
5:00 – koto music, free sake tastings, and pre-ordered bento boxes in the museum
6:00 – movie screening in the auditorium followed by Q&A with filmmakers
If you’re interested in attending, you can purchase tickets here:
Registration for the event ends May 10th!
Hope to see some of you there!
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Did you fall in love with the Bishop’s Garden at the Washington National Cathedral while on the Plant Composition Field Trip? Even if you’re not familiar with the beauty of the gardens at Washington national cathedral, you’ll still be interested in an opportunity that just opened up for a Flex Gardener. A Flex Gardener with the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation would report to the Horticulture and Grounds Director and expect to complete tasks including but not limited to maintaining ornamental plantings, recognizing and reporting pests and diseases, and following proper techniques for plant installation. The ‘flex’ in ‘flex gardener’ indicates that you float between areas of responsibility, determining the most pressing garden needs and concentrating on assisting the zone gardener to meet identified needs. This is a full-time position, with a Monday through Friday schedule, and is a year-round position to accommodate events and visitors.
If you’re interested in working in one of the most influential gardens in the DMV area, do not hesitate to apply as the National Cathedral typically gets a high volume of applicants. To apply visit pecf.org. Click on Employment, Opportunities – scroll down to “Click here for PECF Opportunities” to apply.
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Are you looking for a part-time position that you know will help make a difference in your local community? INMED Partnerships for Children is a Loudoun County based non-profit that specializes in sustainable agriculture globally for low-income communities, and they are looking to fill a Community Engagement and Agriculture Coordinator position that is just that! INMED’s mission statement is “Building pathways for vulnerable children, families, and communities to achieve well-being and self-reliance”. As the Community Engagement and Agriculture Coordinator, you will help manage and maintain the aquaponics system, gardens, and greenhouse operation in a learning environment for at-risk youths! If you’re interested in applying for this position please contact Jennifer Lassiter Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Community Engagement and Agriculture Coordinator- INMED
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Are you still looking for a position that can help you satisfy you rhRT 297 Cooperative Education requirement? Well thankfully the Virginia Cooperative Extension, is still looking to fill intern positions for this summer’s Summer Internship Program! “It’s an age-old dilemma. Graduates get their diplomas and apply for their first jobs only to find that most jobs require experience. But how do you get experience if no one will hire you?
Virginia Cooperative Extension internships give you the opportunity to explore careers in nutrition, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, family and consumer sciences or community and youth development. And you get paid.”
For more information about Extension internships, review the necessary job qualifications, check out the FAQ page and then get the application details from the How to Apply page. If you still have questions, contact Cathy Sutphin, VCE Associate Director at 540-231-9347 or e-mail email@example.com.
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The Willowsford Conservancy is looking for a Program and Engagement Coordinator for the almost 2,000 acres in Aldie VA! The Conservancy lands are privately owned preserved Virginia Piedmont countryside. The Conservancy is separate from the HOA and is supported by Community Enhancement Fees paid by residents, earned income from farming and other Conservancy-supported activities, annual assessments, and through grants, contributions, and sponsorships.
The ideal candidate for the Program and Engagement Coordinator has:
· 3-5 years experience in customer service, program management, marketing
· Experience writing web-based content and outreach emails
· Adeptness at multiple web-based platforms – Point of Sale, Web Editors, Volunteer Management, Email marketing. (experience with WordPress and MailChimp a plus)
· Exposure to events management
· Experience facilitating and coordinating workshops and programs, and engagement with youth and children a plus.
· Successful completion of a pre-employment background and reference check
· Interest in conservation, environmental practices, organic food production or other mission related intersections
If you’re interested in applying, you can apply via Indeed
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Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Cooperative, who are responsible for hosting and executing the Leesburg, Cascades & Gilbert’s Corner farmers markets, is looking to fill positions for the upcoming farmer market season! They are looking for a Market Manager and an Outreach Coordinator! The LVHMC’s mission is to promote local, sustainable, and organic agriculture, increase economic opportunities for farmers and small food businesses, offer experiential learning about and access to healthy local foods, and build a vibrant gathering place for residents and visitors.
The Market manager will work with vendors, consumers, community partners, and the board of directors to support the mission & vision of LVHMC.
The Outreach Coordinator will work along with our Market Coordinator to execute the day-to-day operations of the cooperative and support LVHMC’s mission and vision.
If either of these opportunities interest you, don’t hesitate to apply! The farmers’ market season is almost in full swing!
To apply visit the website above, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “I’d like to apply for the position of Market Manager for Leesburg!” or “I’d like to apply for the position of Outreach Coordinator!” that includes a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a list of three professional references!
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