Photography on the Mini-Farm


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


687 Arastradero RoadPalo Alto, CA 94306


We practice sustainable agriculture on a small scale here at Common Ground Garden- and we need someone to make it look big with their great photography skills! We run a number of programs, and we would love to have someone with an interest in expanding their portfolio in the gardening realm to come and shoot some of our work, from time to time.

In terms of events to shoot:

  • we run volunteer sessions for adults on Wednesdays from 10-12
  • we often have other opportunities come up, such as Saturday classes
  • during the school year we run a youth education program
  • the Harvest Potluck happens in October
  • the Edible Garden Tour happens in July

Our crops, as they mature, also need some attention as they develop into local organic vegetables at the peak of their deliciousness! At the moment, the zucchini, tomatoes, amaranth, beans, and quinoa are ready for their close-ups! We also post blogs, featured in our newsletter explaining problems that afflict our plants, and what can be done about it. And, its never a bad idea to capture blooms in the garden, such as on our fruit trees, and showy herbs like our bee-balm.

An hour every week or two, on average, would be sufficient to capture new developments in the garden.

Lastly, you could retain ownership of your photos, but we would ask that you let us (Common Ground Garden and Ecology Action, our parent non-profit) use them for any purpose. Mainly we post photos on our social media accounts, newsletters, and for advertisements and fliers. We may also use them for formal publications and would acknowledge you appropriately.

Please let us know if you are interested, or have any questions or concerns!

Future opportunites within this position might inlcude social media posts and guest blogging.


  • Photography
  • Journalism
  • Social Media / Blogging

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible! One hour every once in a while.

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