Weed Removal at Firebird Farm

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UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

  • 8 people are interested

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks a volunteer with (1) a strong back, (2) a strong work ethic, and (3) a strong antipathy towards invasive weeds to undertake a weeks-long project at our Agricultural Experiment Station in Beltsville, Maryland.

Due to deferred maintenance, our farm’s deer fence is overwhelmed by climbing weeds that threaten to bring down the fence under the weight of the heavy vines. The collapse of our deer fence would impair our ability to conduct agricultural research free from the encroachment of destructive wildlife (i.e. deer and groundhogs).

We need a volunteer who can commit some of their free time to help us clear the fence of these insidious vines!

The work is sweaty yet simple to learn, and the end result is highly rewarding.

The perks of this particular volunteer gig include (but are not limited to):

  • The fresh country air!
  • The warm sunshine!
  • The sound of chirping birds all around you!
  • The ability to work independently!
  • The time to think or meditate (or just listen to your radio) during hours of repetitive labor!
  • The satisfaction that comes when you step back from an hours-long project to observe the transformative progress you have made that day!

If interested, please contact Amanda Tai, UDC Volunteer Coordinator, for more details.

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We'll work with your schedule.


12001 Old Baltimore PikeBeltsville, MD 20705



  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Farming


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • up to 30 hours
  • Own transportation to the farm

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