Urban Agriculture Volunteer (weekdays)

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UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 68 people are interested

Volunteers will work alongside staff to maintain our various urban agriculture sites that focus on adapting successful, highly efficient farming techniques to small urban spaces. Volunteers will learn and implement 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.

Volunteering will occur at the following sites:
  • East Capitol Urban Farm - 5901 E. Capitol St. NE Washington, DC 20019
  • Firebird Farm - 12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD 20705
  • Bertie Backus Campus - 5171 South Dakota Ave. NE Washington, DC 20017
  • Van Ness Campus - 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008
  • PR Harris Campus - 4600 Livingston Rd. SE Washington, DC 20032
To start, please register as a volunteer at this link - https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1493324788

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Washington DC Metro AreaWashington, DC 20008



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


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

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