Community Roots Garden Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


1884 Whitaker StreetWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110


It's Garden Season in Minnesota! Use your talents to help increase access to healthy foods for all our neighbors in the White Bear Area by participating in the Community Roots Garden at the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.

The mission of Community Roots Garden is to increase access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce to those in need by providing a safe, productive, learning environment where neighbors work cooperatively toward a common goal. The garden will pro vide a hands-on opportunity for neighbors to learn how to grow food and build community connections.

According to Gardening Matters, a local nonprofit promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities, local benefits to community gardening include:

  • An increased sense of community ownership and stewardship.
  • Is a healthy inexpensive activity for youth that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way.
  • Studies have shown that community gardeners and their children eat healthier diets than do non-gardening families.
We need your help to plan, plant, tend, and harvest the Food Shelf Garden through our Community Roots Program. This is an ongoing but informal volunteer opportunity. Garden work may be done on evenings and weekends.


  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week

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