Volunteer with Us
The dedication of over 100 one time or ongoing volunteers keeps our garden running smoothly! We have opportunities to volunteer for anyone who is interested and willing to share your time, talents or strengths. Some of our past volunteers have included: college students, social service agencies, local businesses and restaurants, church groups, clubs, retired community members, Girl and Boy Scouts, Master Gardeners, and local farmers... the list goes on! To add your name, agency, group or business to our volunteer list and join in, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of volunteer projects and opportunities through our various committees include:
Gardening: Help sow seeds, plant, water, weed, and harvest in the vegetable, berry, herb or butterfly gardens or fruit orchard.
Harvest Distribution: Help weigh, wash, sort, and box fresh produce from the garden to distribute to families on Saturdays at noon. Take any leftover produce to donate to local agencies on Tuesdays.
Building and Grounds: Help with farm maintenance, building projects (benches, shelters, sheds, etc) soil preparation, compost turning and garden planning.
Community Outreach: Prepare mailings of monthly newsletters & fliers for upcoming events, and share information about the garden at public venues, fairs and events.
Fundraising: Help find and request funding through yearly sponsorships, local donors and partnerships, and potential grants.
Documentation: Help report on special classes, events & potlucks, take pictures, gather information for press articles, and create scrapbooks of the growing season.
Education and Arts: Help teach, organize and/or implement educational and arts-based experiences with children and families. Examples of past classes and options include: cooking, sustainable gardening practices, preserving, canning, herbal remedies, exercise, yoga, rock identification, butterfly science, environmental education, wildlife, forestry, composting, nutrition -- the possibilities are endless!
Seed Saving: Help collect, wash, dry, and save organic and heirloom seeds for future growing seasons.