The Colonial Cooperative is a volunteer group dedicated to the care and keeping of the National Colonial Farm's exhibit areas. The National Colonial Farm interprets life for a "middling" tobacco farming family in Southern Maryland in the 1770's and offers "Green History" education programs to school children and park visitors. Volunteers will join interpretive staff to take on the everyday tasks associated with maintaining the structures, gardens, and fields of the colonial farm. With an option to don colonial clothing, volunteers will also assist in directing visitors to the various demonstration areas.
Responsibilities may include: Maintaining the Laurel Branch farmhouse and other out buildings, tending the colonial Kitchen Garden, Museum Garden, tobacco, corn, and wheat fields (planting, watering, weeding, pest management, harvesting), and answering visitor questions, or directing visitors to appropriate staff.
- Facilities Management
- People Skills
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- Sundays, 10-12 or 1-3
- No previous agriculture or gardening experience is necessary