Stick your green thumb out for us..we're building a garden


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Mar 26, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018

Where

976 Grassland PlaceSumner Teen CenterGallatin, TN 37066

About

In partnership with Vol-State, UT Extension and the Sign Club, we will be building a garden to beat all. In the process, we will learn lots of new things about our environment and about ourselves. We will kick it off Spring Break week, when we will hold a week long camp. It will include structured classes daily and a walk over to UT Extension on the Vol-State Campus, where we will see some beautiful established gardens and their arboretum. During this time, we will plant our own raised beds.

Volunteers who have a green thumb (or want one) are welcome to come and help. We will need chaperones and class helpers and then later we will need waterers/weeders. Corporate organizations can consider donating a little time and organize a group of your coworkers to do a day of service with us.

No desire to get dirty? Help us gather supplies (bagged soil, gloves and tools, garden hose, weed fabric, trellis, and fencing materials) to make this one for the record books. Sorry, no plants please. Donations accepted till March 24.

Volunteer scheduled hours:
Chaperones - March 26-30 one or multiple shifts daily (9a-12p, 12p-3p, or 3p-6p)
Weeders/Waterers - April - June (every other day after 5p) multiple shifts encouraged. We also encourage youth with parents (not just adults) for this task. We will share the harvest.

Volunteers are a critical part of our organization. Without volunteers, we don't have the expertise to train students in many of the areas they fall short. By simply investing time with students, you help to build thier self-confidence and social skills. By sharing a skill or craft you are helping to shape their goals and desires for the road ahead.

Background check and volunteer application are required. Hours are tracked via Track it Forward app and we appreciate and reward our faithful volunteers.

Students must adhere to the rules of the center. Disrespectful or inappropriate activity is not tolerated.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Youth Services
  • Farming

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • minimum 2 hrs/year

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