Soil Preparation

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ORGANIZATION: Fertile GroundWorks

bed preparation & transplants
Learn to prepare your garden beds to grow the best veggies ever

Help us prepare planting beds during planting season for winter or summer crops. We need help maintaining the soil fertility of our 75 garden beds. Work includes sifting and turning the soil, adding compost and/or organic fertilizer and raking the beds smooth to prepare them to receive and nourish the plants we grow in them year round.

We work our soil Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9:00 am till 12:00 noon of each month, plus Friday afternoons from 3pm until 6pm. Please contact us to confirm any date that you would like to come and help.

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About Fertile GroundWorks

Location:

4743 EAST AVE, LIVERMORE, CA 94550, US

Mission Statement

To teach and empower people and communities to increase their health, well being, and self-reliance resilience by growing food for themselves and others organically and sustainably. Produce from our Garden of Grace is given to Open Heart Kitchen and local food pantries to feed the needy. Fertile GroundWorks champions locally grown food and facilitates the creation and sustainable operation of community, school and employee gardens.

Description

Fertile GroundWorks envisions a holistic framework to nurture and enliven gardening’s role in the good health and well being of individuals, families and communities.

This framework permeates our programs and projects which champion, encourage and empower local food production in its many forms and venues. Volunteers are given the opportunity learn gardening skills, grow nutritious food share the the harvest with those in need. We currently have 3 main programs.

1. To grow food for the needy in our local area. Our fresh, highly nutritious produce is delivered to Open Heart Kitchen and local food pantries twice per week. Our volunteers are encouraged to start their own gardens at home and to share what they grow with their neighbors, food pantries and Open Heart Kitchen.

2. To teach and empower local residents to grow food organically and sustainably at their homes through lectures, hands-on volunteer training, and online resources.

3. To teach and empower local organizations such as businesses, faith-based groups, and schools to start and/or maintain gardens at their locations, emphasizing organic and sustainable gardening practices.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Environment, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4743 East AveLivermore, CA 94550

(37.67877,-121.73696)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12

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