Firebird Farm Volunteer (weekdays)
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where12001 Old Baltimore PikeBeltsville, MD 20705
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:
- During the growing season: planting, weeding, watering, pest management, harvesting, and seed saving.
- During the off-season: starting seed, prepping beds, caring for seedlings, organization and cleaning, and planning for the season.
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Environmental Education
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Reliable transportation to Firebird Farm