Become Part the Project GROWS Community
Volunteer Work Parties
Come party in the dirt with the Project GROWS team! Boogie down alongside your friendly neighborhood tomato to music and have plain ol’ fun! The Project GROWS work parties are about getting things done on the farm site, but they are also about building community – so please come just to hang out, sit at a table and do homework, participate in the potluck, or to stop in and say hello! (Actually, stop in and say hello whenever you see us out in the field).
WHEN: Every Thursday afternoon, 2 PM – sunset starting MAY 1, through September. Come when you want, stay as long as you want.
POTLUCK DINNER: 6:00 PM To cap off each work party, stay and unwind at the potluck dinner and get to know the Project GROWS community. Eat whether you brought food or not, but feel free to bring something to share. What to bring? You can bring something as simple as a few pieces of fruit or chips and salsa, or get as ambitious as you like with a home cooked main or side dish – bring instruments to jam, camp chairs to lounge, or just an empty belly.
It is preferred that groups of 8 or more volunteer or tour the Farm by appointment. When you come to one of our volunteer workdays as part of a group, we want you to have a great Project GROWS experience. For this reason, we ask that your group arrive promptly at the beginning of their volunteer time or tour day, follow the “What to Bring” instructions, and that your group stay to help with the work we will be doing that day. At the very beginning of your time with Project GROWS, we will provide your group an orientation tour to the Farm and to the work that will be done that day. Saturdays are available by appointment only.
Please contact Sam, sam[at]projectgrows[dot]org.
Be sure to know the following:
RAIN POLICY: Look out your window! If it’s raining, there will be no work party. We will do our best to update our Facebook page with any cancellations.
DON’T FORGET TO BRING:
- Water Bottle
- Sturdy Shoes
- Jacket with layered clothing underneath
♥ always walk when in the garden
♥ stay on paths
♥ always ask before using a tool or handling any crop or animal
♥ respect each other, the plants, and animals at the farm
Volunteer 15 hours or 5 Thursdays in a row and get a Project GROWS t-shirt
Volunteer 100+ HRS get Market Credit to Project GROWS Farmers Market
Get in touch
Contact us at (804)690-3369 if you’d like more information.
You may have years of experience growing produce, cooking healthy meals, or working on a farm. We encourage you to get involved. For more information, please contact jenna[at]projectgrows[dot]org