Volunteers are key to the work of the Green Earth Institute in three primary areas—farming, Children’s Garden, and communications.
Organic farming is labor-intensive and from March through November there are lots of opportunities to help with planting, transplanting, cultivating, harvesting, and post-harvest washing. Helping at the farm can be a way to learn about farming and gardening as well as meet others who share a concern about nutrition, health, and sustainability. No experience necessary! Most of our farm work opportunities are family-friendly—children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
The Children’s Garden is the main venue for our Nature on the Farm programs for kids, including Nature Rangers, Nature Buddies, and school and scout programs. We actively engage the children in planting the seeds and tending the plants, but garden set-up, maintenance, and clean-up activities are done from time to time by volunteers who call themselves, “Friends of the Children’s Garden.” This is family-friendly activity.
The communication vehicles of the Green Earth Institute include our e-newsletter Green Earth Connections, our CSA Newsletter published weekly from mid-May through November, and our Internet website. If you have interest in contributing to any of these, please let us know.
To volunteer, indicate your interest areas and availability below so we may add you to the list. You may also email or phone Steve Tiwald, Executive Director, through Contact Us.