Help maintain a well established organic Community Garden in San Diego

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College Area Community Garden

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Working in the community garden
Come help us maintain our community garden near San Diego State University

Volunteers are periodically needed to help maintain a large, well established, non-profit organic community garden which is located on private property adjacent to San Diego State University. We are NOT owned or operated by SDSU, but are an independent organization that coordinates with SDSU in many areas.
Help is needed during our frequent "Work Parties" on specific and pre-announced dates, held throughout the year, typically on Saturdays, but we can sometimes hold them on certain Sundays.
You'll work with others in small supervised groups helping us maintain the grounds by spreading mulch, weeding, moving materials, performing basic repairs, general clean-up, helping with special projects, etc.

For additional information and to find the date of our next work party visit our website: www.collegeareagarden.org and click on "Events"; visit us on Facebook: College Area Community Garden; or contact us by sending a message showing your interest.

Note: all potential volunteers need to register with the garden BEFORE arriving, as the garden is on private land and entrance is by prior registration and approval only. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting you.

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About College Area Community Garden

Location:

Enter: Montezuma Rd. @ Zura Way, Access this garden via SDSU Parking lot 2C, SAN DIEGO, CA 92115, US

Mission Statement

In 2012, we created a community garden/urban farm with an attractive network of plots and informal meeting areas to foster a greater sense of community among local area residents, K-12 students, and all San Diego State University affiliates. Residents within the College Area Community Council (CACC) boundaries and SDSU affiliates are all invited to become gardeners and/or volunteers. We created over 100 garden plots of varying sizes and lease them at a modest monthly rate of 25 cents per square foot, payable on a yearly basis. We teach and follow organic farming practices to improve garden health. We hold workshops about organic gardening and sustainability issues. Composting is done onsite to reduce waste and enrich the soil. We use water-wise irrigation. We are catching and storing rainwater and have a working solar energy system.

Description

Remember the taste of a perfectly ripe and luscious tomato, crisp carrot or sweet and tender corn on the cob? Sadly, in today’s agri-business world, we are routinely denied this pleasure in the name of convenience and profits for corporate owners. Enter the nationwide community gardens movement. Private, non-profit and other community garden groups are springing up with one main goal: grow and consume quality food in their own neighborhoods.

Known as the College Area Community Garden, the non-profit group has 6 elected Board Members representing the general community as well as SDSU affiliates. Our email interest list currently totals over 800 people and news flashes are sent to over 8000 local area residents via Nextdoor.com. Come on over to help us during bi-monthly volunteer work parties! See our website: www.collegeareagarden.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

adjacent to SDSU Lot 2C - drive north on Zura WayEasterly of College Ave., North of Montezuma Rd.San Diego, CA 92182

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Prefer a 3 hour minimum commitment
  • All adults are welcome to register on our website and participate. 16 and 17 year olds are welcome if with parents/legal guardians.

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