Hunter Park GardenHouse Volunteer


(42.7284,-84.53133)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1400 E Kalamazoo St.Lansing, MI 48912

About

The Hunter Park GardenHouse serves as a demonstration site and hub for year-round garden education and has empowered neighbors to grow, prepare, and eat healthy food. This not only betters their health but builds community. Community members and other groups, serve at the Garden House to support both Allen Neighborhood Center and the neighbors who benefit from the fresh and healthy produce grown there.

Volunteers at the GardenHouse do basic gardening tasks, including planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, etc. Every Wednesday, volunteers assist with harvesting produce for our Community Supported Agriculture Box, where neighbors pay to get fresh produce from the GardenHouse. There are projects through this program as well, such as Garden-in-a-Box, which benefit the whole community.

Gardening education is a major part of our GardenHouse program. Workshops start at the beginning of the year, and cover topics ranging from bee-keeping to herbal remedies. This provides future gardening opportunities at home for community members, and increases their standard of living.

To learn more about the GardenHouse contact Sam Bigley at volunteer@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

Or Rita O'Brien, the Garden House Director, at ritao@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out the volunteer form found here:

http://allenneighborhoodcenter.org/volunteer-2/

Skills

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability any day, except Sunday, 10am-12pm

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