Volunteering at the Gardens

Volunteering at the Gardens

Half the fun of a community garden is that we have many hands to get things done. Each member agrees to complete a minimum of 5 hours during the year. Here are some ways you can help:

Current Needs

1. Collect Seaweed to Share at End of Season.

2. Weeding Pathways & Shared Plots.

Ongoing Opportunities

Throughout the season we will try to provide you with volunteer opportunities to make it easy (and fun!) to fulfill your hours. These are some basics you can complete on your own listed in the Garden Guidelines volunteer tasks:

  • clean or repair tools
  • pick slugs and pull weeds from community plots (look for community plot label)
  • clean greenhouse
  • volunteer at the Fruiting Forest
  • help organize an event (contact DCG board with interest)
  • Have another idea? Contact the volunteer coordinator for approval. Thanks! (Note this isn’t strict – if it is something that obviously needs to be done, please do it – we’ll credit the time. But, if uncertain an email or note left at the garden is always appreciated.)

On this page and our Facebook page you will hear about volunteer events and any new needs that come up. We’ve also collaborated on the Douglas Fruiting Forest, and any hours you help out with that count.

Annual Volunteer Events

The first volunteer event of the year is the Spring Work Party to kick off the growing season. It’s a fun way to meet your fellow gardeners and neighbors, ask questions, and be a part of planning the season while sneaking in some early volunteer hours.

At the end of the season we also have a Garden Clean Up Party to close out the gardens. Our goal then is to remove the past season’s plants, roots and all, and prep the beds for spring planting. You can add soil, compost, and lime to your plots.

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