Gardening Volunteer - Powisset Farm

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Opportunity Overview

Revived as the site of a Community Supported Agriculture program, Powisset Farm in Dover, Massachusetts features a trail that explores woodlands, fields, and wetlands. Currently the farm could use the loving touch of a gardener to help keep her beautiful! The farm has several perennial flower beds, a cutting flower garden, a raised vegetable bed and an herb garden which would benefit from a bit of attention. If your passion is gardening, and you have a few hours a week to spare, we would enjoy sharing this amazing property with you! This position would be perfect for a creative individual who has a flexible schedule, enjoys the outdoors, and has a basic knowledge of gardening. Our stewardship and farm staff will work with the volunteer to determine gardening needs and priorities. The ideal candidate should be equally at home working independently as well as on a team.

* Working with staff to assess gardening needs
* Planting and/or transplanting annuals and perennials as well as maintaining existing beds
* Maintaining communication with staff
* Log volunteer hours weekly

* An eagerness to participate in maintaining the Farm
* Able to use hand tools
* Able to follow instructions and work in a team
* Dress in appropriate clothes and footwear
* Ability to stand for extended periods of time and ability to bend
* Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces including grass or uneven surfaces

Time Commitment Needed
Flexible schedule could be year round depending on availability. Prefer a commitment of 3 months.

Powisset Farm, 39 Powisset Street, Dover, MA 02030

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501,

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About The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region


396 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA 02067, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.


Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.


We'll work with your schedule.


Powisset Farm39 Powisset StDover, MA 02030



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, minimum 3 month commitment preferred

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