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12001 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:

  • Transplanting seedlings into Fields
  • Potting-up seedlings (Good Master Gardener Activity)
  • General Farm Upkeep (Weeding, Raking, Fence-Clearing)
  • Pull Up Old Fields for Compost
  • 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.


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

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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

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