We’re holding community work days every Saturday morning in April, from 9 a.m. to noon! Come help us wake up the farm by spreading mulch, clipping back old perennials, transplanting or seeding in the greenhouse, helping to organize the Children’s Garden, planting, and more.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Bring work gloves, hats, layers, water, raincoats, etc. Whatever you need to feel comfy!
- This will count towards your work hours, if you owe them!
- To make it easier for folks to stop by, we are going to try out a stop-by-when-you-can approach this month, but please use your judgement. We are cleaned up and done with projects, and eating lunch by noon, sharp!
- Returning sharers, we are NOT going to be using the old online sign-up system for these Community Work Days, to see how it goes. Just come on over.
- Regular volunteer and work hours will begin in May–we will announce that!
- Bring a bagged lunch, and stay and eat with the farmers.
- Even if your work hours are waived, we’d love to have your company at the farm!!! Come say hello and lend a hand!
- Children 8 and older may join you at the farmer’s discretion. However, we urge you to think carefully and honestly about your child’s true ability to complete field work. Most children under 12 struggle to focus on one task for two straight hours. If a child loses interest or is unable to physically perform the work for the entire time, it impacts the productivity of the entire group. Whether the work your child performs will count toward your work hours requirement depends on the quality and quantity of their work and is up to the discretion of the farmer in charge of your shift. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult; you may not drop off your child at the farm.