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Pollinator and Perennial Garden Club Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Friends of Great Kids Farm

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 70 people are interested
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Seeking hardworking volunteers who want to get their hands dirty and spend time in nature for a good cause! Help us maintain our pollinator gardens, our herb and tea gardens, fruits and other perennial plants which thousands of students visit annually.

Day and Time: Garden club is every Tuesday from 4:30p-6p.
Dates: Spring Kick-off is March 7, and goes to mid-June

Volunteers can come for one-time help, or even better - come weekly, make friends, and get to know our beautiful 33-acre farm, forest and trails (FYI, the part we maintain is just a very small section!). Volunteers MUST contact L to participate: No "drop-in's."

Qualifications:

  • Be able to Understand instructions and work on your own or with a team with low supervision
  • Be able to bend down, squat, pull, and lift up to 10 lbs
  • Open to learning
Families and Students:
  • Adult volunteers may come with children only if the children are able to join in and/or be supervised by the parent the whole time. No more than 2 children under the age of 10 per adult.
  • School students: must have an adult stay with them if age 14 or younger. Talk to L about getting signed off on your service hours!

If you aren't a green thumb yet, but you want to to be - join us. And if you're an expert who can lend your expertise and teaching, we'll be grateful for it.

Interested? Email "L" at LNMenyuk@bcps.k12.md.us or call the farm: 410-744-1096 and leave a message with your cell number. L will get back to you within 2 business days.

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About Friends of Great Kids Farm

Location:

6601 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKE, CATONSVILLE, MD 21228, US

Mission Statement

Friends of Great Kids Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit organization created to support and promote Baltimore City Schools’ Great Kids Farm. The Farm, occupying 33-acres of abundant fields and forest just west of the city, engages students with good food from farm to fork and prepares them to lead sustainability efforts in their communities. We envision a new generation of healthy, creative young people fully aware of their ability to live lightly, profitably and joyfully with one another on this earth.

Description

Great Kids Farm is a 33-acre living, working farm that educates students of all ages about healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and the natural sciences. Great Kids Farm connects young people in Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to the soil, plants, and animals that nourish their bodies and provide their food. Through hands-on experiences, students and teachers use Great Kids Farm to bring classroom lessons to life.

Operated by Baltimore City Public Schools, the 33-acre Catonsville farm is integral to the school system's efforts to improve school food and educate children and families about how nutritious foods form the foundation for healthy people and a sound environment.

What is Friends of Great Kids Farm?

Friends of Great Kids Farm ("Friends") is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, founded by a diverse and committed group of Farm supporters in 2011. Our Board, its committees and volunteers are dedicated to raising whatever additional funds and resources are needed for Great Kids Farm to take full advantage of its potential to offer dynamic and effective experiential learning to all Baltimore City School students.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Great Kids Farm6601 Baltimore National PikeCatonsville, MD 21228

(39.28452,-76.7653)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Botany
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 3
  • Orientation or Training
  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, 4:30p-6p. Come once or come weekly for a season. Note: No Drop-ins. you MUST contact L in advance if you are interested to volunteer with us.

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