Horticulture Volunteer - Bradley Estate


(42.167,-71.1325)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate2468B Washington StreetCanton, MA 02021

About

Opportunity Overview
This 90-acre country retreat sits only a short distance from hectic Rt. 128, yet will transport you back 100 years to a bucolic world of majestic homes, elegant gardens, carriage rides, fields and woodlands - all the amenities of gracious, turn-of-the-century living in the Neponset River Valley. Volunteers will help plant, weed, water and maintain the kitchen garden (vegetables, herbs and flowers) for the Bradley Farm Stand during the growing season for 2017. Enjoy learning the basics and some advanced techniques for the Bradley’s kitchen garden (mid- to large scale gardening/farming) with skills transferable for your own home gardens. For gardeners of all experience levels - new to gardening to Master Gardeners. This opportunity will include monthly trainings, information, Q&A sessions and time to socialize. Please bring gardening gloves, sunscreen, sturdy footwear and refillable water bottle. Optional: if you have any favorite tools, please bring those as well.

Days Needed:
April - June: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July - August: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
September: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October: Friday and/or Saturday mornings as needed


Responsibilities
* Sign up for this event
* Able to work as part of a team and/or independently
* Able to follow directions
* Log volunteer hours


Qualifications
* Have reliable transportation to the garden
* A love of gardening and the outdoors
* Willingness to work outdoors
* Ability to kneel, lift up to 10 pounds, pull and dig.


Time Commitment Needed/Days Needed
A minimum time commitment of 2 days a month preferred.

April - June: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July - August: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
September: Friday and/or Saturday mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
October: Friday and/or Saturday mornings as needed


For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501, esmall@thetrustees.org

To explore other volunteer opportunities or sign up as a team, visit our volunteer page at http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Fridays and/or Saturdays, April - August

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