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When

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

Where

973 N. 6th St.Mascoutah, IL 62258

Trinity gardeners and ALFA Foundation volunteers have been working together since 2011 to transform Trinity Gardens and Farmstead's 42 acres into a model for environmentally friendly gardens for creative learning, working and leisure for people with disabilities. Fresh fruits and vegetables grown by the Trinity horticulture program are used in the Trinity culinary arts program which teaches participants how to prepare and enjoy fresh, healthy foods. Produce is also distributed to adults living in Trinity residential homes and to area residents who participate in the ALFA Community Supported Agriculture program. At the farmstead, peaceful beauty blends in harmony with the serious work being done by staff, participants and volunteers. Creative arts and other learning programs are also offered. Participants are defined not by their disabilities but become gardeners, craftsmen, artists and landscapers. Year by year, as resources allow, produce gardens are expanded and trees, flowers and shrubs are added. Only organic, pesticide-free methods are used to enrich the soil and combat weeds and pests.

About

Volunteers are welcome to join Trinity gardeners and ALFA Foundation volunteers at Trinity Gardens and Farmstead. We have been working together since 2011 to transform the Gardens 42 acres into a model for environmentally friendly gardens for creative learning, working and leisure for people with disabilities.

Fresh fruits and vegetables grown by the Trinity horticulture program are used in the Trinity culinary arts program which teaches participants how to prepare and enjoy fresh, healthy foods. Produce is also distributed to adults living in Trinity residential homes and to area residents who participate in the ALFA Community Supported Agriculture program.

At the farmstead, peaceful beauty blends in harmony with the serious work being done by staff, participants and volunteers. Creative arts and other learning programs are also offered. Participants are defined not by their disabilities but become gardeners, craftsmen, artists and landscapers.

Year by year, as resources allow, produce gardens are expanded and trees, flowers and shrubs are added. Only organic, pesticide-free methods are used to enrich the soil and combat weeds and pests.

Skills

  • Exhibition Arts
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Desire to expand horizons
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