(39.054466,-76.885475)
 

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When

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

Where

12001 Old Baltimore PikeBeltsville, MD 20705


About

Firebird Farm Volunteers will work alongside staff to maintain Firebird Farm, UDC's research farm that focuses on adapting successful, highly efficient farming techniques to small urban spaces. Volunteers will learn and impliment techniques to increase productivity in small urban land areas, soil management and remediation, energy and water saving techniques, and high value ethnic and specialty crops. Our hydroponic systems explore techniques to grow a wide variety of vegetables in nutrient enriched water rather than soil.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Transplanting seedlings into fields
  • Planting ethnic crops
  • Potting-up seedlings
  • Harvesting and cleaning crops
  • General farm upkeep (weeding, raking, fence-clearing)
  • Pulling up old fields for composting
  • Measure, roll, and inventory plastic aisle covers
  • Tool shed inventory (photographing and identifying tools)
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 weekday mornings, 9am to 12pm.

Skills

  • Agronomy
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Reliable transportation to Firebird Farm

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