Call for Volunteers: Landscape Designer – PS 118
The PS118 Teaching Garden team has been working to establish the objectives for the 4th Avenue Maurice Sendak teaching garden. Consensus has been gathered for planning through a series of feasibility studies, and are now moving towards a developed design package, which will include a site plan, planter designs, and phasing suggestions.
The garden is roughly 1,500 SF total, with a courtyard space adjacent to a school building and a few circulation areas along the perimeter with fencing. There are to be two primary zones- one which is lab oriented for demonstrations and planting projects by grade/class, and one which is a set of productive ecosystems. The teachers are working over the next few weeks organize the gardens plans based on curriculum.
We are now soliciting applications for a Landscape Expert- designer, architect, plant lovers, this means you!
The PS118 design team needs assistance in translating the garden from a series of objective to a spatial package, which includes developing a comprehensive planting strategy for the planted areas. As we refine our site plan, we’ll have a better sense of how many planters this will entail. We’d like to get you involved while this is in process, to incorporate your feedback and design sensibility.
The ideal candidate would be excited to work on a volunteer team for a Brooklyn elementary school, and come with an enthusiastic knowledge of plants and growing that can be tailored to a small-scale academic garden.
The position requires availability to meet in evenings and/or weekends over the next two months. Email application to Adrielle Slaugh, Director of Membership by Tuesday, November 11th.