VOLUNTEER FOR VEGGIES

Our volunteer for veggies program takes place at our urban farm in the Birchwood neighborhood. Volunteers are invited to come work at the farm in exchange for fresh, seasonal produce. It is an opportunity to learn about small scale agriculture, spend time outdoors and meet other community members who also share an interest in farming/plants/doing things outside. 

 You can expect to work a farm task alone, with other volunteers, or with us. If you are interested in spending time volunteering on our urban farm, please read the following carefully to see if volunteering is a good fit for you, then fill out the form at the bottom of the page. 

 

  • Volunteer days take place the last Thursday of each month, starting in April and going through October between the hours of 9am-6pm. We will also have occasional  work parties throughout the season which we will announce via email. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about work parties and other news!   

  • Please come to volunteer only on designated volunteer days/times. We will send you an email the day before you come to volunteer reminding you that you signed up. 

  • Fresh produce may not be available to take home until later in the season (June-October) but we can keep a running "veggie tab" with you if you volunteer before the veggies are ready to harvest. 

  • Unless arranged otherwise, please expect to work for at least 2 hours.

  • Please bring your own sun and weather protection, closed toe shoes, gloves, and water. Please wear a mask and social distance. 

  • Volunteer tasks are often repetitive and involve squatting, kneeling, and lifting heavy objects. We will do our best to accommodate your physical ability, however the tasks we need help with are: weeding, raking, digging, wheelbarrowing and shoveling compost, soil or other materials, turning compost piles, helping with harvest, moving irrigation, and more. **The majority of the help we need is weeding, so if you don’t like weeding, this may not be the best fit for you.**

  • You will need to sign a liability waiver when you come to volunteer at the farm. 

 

TO SIGN UP:

If you want to sign up to volunteer, please fill out the following form and mark all the dates you would like to come volunteer.  We will send you a confirmation email with some more details the day before you come.