Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC is pleased to introduce the 2021 Rumphius Foundation Internship Program for the Potomac Triangle Parks Reclamation Project. Three young residents of Potomac Gardens and Hopkins Apartments will be selected from candidates nominated by our collaboration partners, including Brotha’s Huddle and the Resident Council, for summer-long internships. These interns will assist in the maintenance and enhancement of the recently rejuvenated landscaping of Potomac Triangle Parks and learn gardening basics from the experienced volunteer leadership of Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC.
Funding for these internships comes from a grant awarded by the Rumphius Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening community, promoting education and protecting the environment. Founded in 2013 by the late Michael C. Schuller, the Foundation’s name is derived from a children’s book, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, in which the central character seeks to travel, live by the sea, and most importantly, to make the world a little more beautiful than how she found it. The Rumphius Foundation seeks to brighten the lives of a diverse range of people in need of a helping hand through projects that enrich groups and organizations across America, and simultaneously educate young people about sustainability and healthy living.
The University of the District of Columbia Urban Agricultural Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide participants the knowledge and techniques necessary to maintain, repair and install critical fixtures of an urban agricultural space and to master basic horticultural techniques and practices. Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC will sponsor and pay tuition, fees and expenses for those candidates seeking vocational training in urban agriculture.
Learn gardening in the University of the District of Columbia Master Gardener Program. Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC will sponsor and pay tuition, fees and expenses for those candidates demonstrating an interest in gardening.
Discover how to preserve our natural resources in the University of the District of Columbia Master Naturalist Program. Guerrilla Gardeners of Washington DC will sponsor and pay tuition, fees and expenses for those candidates demonstrating an interest in natural resources .