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The Flower Show

Workforce Development Programs

Two men, un-potting plants to plant in the ground outdoors.

“I see positive changes in these guys. Some of them have moved on to jobs at the Water Department, the Convention Center. I see guys saving money to buy homes. They become productive citizens, they put down roots and invest in the communities they live.”

Donahue Thomas

Owner of Cherry Blossoms Landscaping

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PHS connects those seeking training and employment opportunities in the horticultural and landscape industries. We provide training, job placement, and ongoing support throughout the year for Philadelphia residents impacted by underemployment.

Our green industry workforce development programs offer paid training in the following areas:

  • Basic horticulture and ecology
  • Landscape maintenance & tree care
  • Equipment operation and safety
  • Light carpentry and masonry
  • Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI)

Training also includes job readiness workshops that cover a number of different topics including conflict resolution, health education, financial literacy, and occupational therapy. Upon graduating, PHS provides continued support services and job placement with partnering employers.