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Friends of Great Kids Farm

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 55 people are interested
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Great Kids Farm is in need of motivated and hard-working Landscape Volunteers to assist with our year round grounds maintenance and beautification. We are a 33-acre outdoor learning laboratory. Thousands of City School students utilize the farm annually to connect classroom curriculum to the world around them through experiential learning.

Our beautiful campus is a huge attraction for visitors and students to the farm, and we need help keeping it beautiful! As a volunteer, you will assist the lead landscape volunteer and the farm manager in caring for perennials, as well as cultivation, mulching, and pruning of vegetable and ornamental beds. If you have a knack for organization, we also need lots of help organizing and maintaining order in our tool shed. Landscape volunteer hours are currently on Wednesdays mornings with occasional opportunities to help out at other times. The Farm operates Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Landscape volunteer meet regularly on Wednesdays 9a-12p.

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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.

Education & Literacy
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6601 BALTIMORE NATIONAL PIKEGwynn Oak, MD 21228

(39.28452,-76.7653)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Botany
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The Farm operates Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Landscape volunteer meet regularly on Wednesdays 9a-12p. Skilled or experienced volunteers may come at other times.
  • We ask for a commitment to come at least 3 times within a 2-month time period.

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