Colonial Farm and Gardens Volunteer


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


3400 Bryan Point RoadAccokeek, MD 20607


Colonial Farm and Gardens Volunteers will work alongside staff to maintain the gardens on the National Colonial Farm, an historic outdoor museum that demonstrates 18th century agriculture. Stepping back in time, volunteers will channel creative ingenuity to utilize traditional agriculture techniques in order to maintain culturally diverse gardens of the past. Among the demonstration areas are the Kitchen Garden, the Museum Garden (Garden of Three Continents) , and Cate’s Garden, each with unique stories to tell.

Responsibilities may include:

  • During the growing season: planting, weeding, watering, pest management, harvesting, and seed saving.

  • During the off-season: starting seed, prepping beds, caring for seedlings, planning for the season.
No previous gardening experience is necessary. Volunteers should be comfortable working outside in various weather conditions, and enjoy getting their hands dirty. Shifts open to volunteers Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 8 am to 12 pm.


  • History
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Approx. 4 hours/week

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