Fall Garden Hours at Gabi's Garden (SUNDAYS)

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The Free School

  • 2 people are interested

Come help out at Gabi's Garden!

  • Learn to Garden
  • Get healthy
  • Save the Planet

  • Sundays 9am to 12pm
  • Thursdays 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • Come for an hour, two hours, or all day!

Sunday Weekly Drop-In Hours are for all skill levels.
No experience required.
Thursday Weekly Volunteer Hours are during the school day.
Thursday volunteers should be experienced gardeners who would like to share their knowledge with children, or for parents of small children, looking for a family activity during the day.

  • Harvesting
  • Planting Bulbs
  • Planting Garlic (Thursdays)
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Rebuilding Walls of Main Vegetable Beds
  • Turning Compost
  • Building New Compost Piles
  • Cleaning Out Chicken Yard
  • Packing up Brush
  • Going to City Compost Facility to Pick Up Wood Chips and Compost (Thursdays)
  • Going to nearby Horse Farm for barn sweepings (Thursdays)
  • Spreading Manure on Bed

People's Park & Gabi's Garden is a unique public space in the city of Albany. Gabi's Garden is a free-food garden with no fence, that raises food for the Albany Free School and to give away to neighbors.

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About The Free School


8 Elm Street, Albany, NY 12202, US

Mission Statement

Free to learn.


Founded in 1969, The Free School in Albany, New York is the longest running inner-city independent alternative school in the United States. We provide a unique alternative to traditional models of education by offering children a self-directed approach to their learning. Students at our school, many whom have slipped through the cracks of today’s regimented test-driven school system, flourish in a nurturing environment that allows them the freedom to chart their own course of learning while fostering emotional growth and inter-personal skills.

At The Free School, students not only learn the traditional academic subjects, but also valuable lessons about responsibility, problem solving, social justice and most importantly, how to relate to each other. We have always placed great emphasis on student’s emotional well being, fostering loving, caring relationships and developing a community of engaged learners. It is our focus on community building that encourages students to follow their dreams, contribute positively to society, and become voices for change.

The Free School has an active garden program at our Downtown Albany campus, as well as over 200 acres of forest in Grafton, NY. Volunteer postings on this page include work days and events at the garden and Grafton land.


Sun Sep 08, 2019 - Sun Dec 08, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  


6 Wilbur StAlbany, NY 12202



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