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ORGANIZATION: CitySoil Farm

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CitySoil Farm needs your help! We are in our busy harvesting season, and we really need more hands helping to harvest plums, apples, zucchini, tomatoes, and more!

We are looking for volunteers to help at CitySoil farm, a food bank farm in Renton. Volunteer shifts are Tuesdays from 9am-12pm.

Volunteers can leave with a bag of produce after their shift, take home free compost, and will learn sustainable gardening techniques.

No experience necessary, just a positive attitude and a willingness to get dirty. We welcome folks to bring friends and family. Youth under 15 with adult supervision are welcome!

About CitySoil

CitySoil is an outdoor classroom as well as a giving garden for the White Center Food Bank. In a typical year, we provide the White Center Foodbank with 4,000-5,000 lbs of fresh, culturally relevant produce. Our produce donations are especially important as food banks are experiencing increased customer need and decreased donations. The farm is located at a wastewater treatment plant, and is a demonstration site for recycled water, biosolid composting, and sustainable gardening.

In a normal year, our farm is staffed by lots of volunteers as well as service learning groups. We are currently very understaffed, and would love support from individuals, families, and community groups.

We are looking for ideally folks who can commit to at least one shift per week, for at least a two-month long period. Ideal opportunity for retired folks or college students looking to gain experience in environmental work.

We are also looking for groups that would like to join us for a one time project, or on a regular basis. Please contact us to coordinate.

Due to being part of the wastewater treatment plant, the site is not available for un-registered drop in volunteering. Volunteers will complete an orientation, and work with us to make a set volunteering schedule.

More opportunities with CitySoil Farm

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CitySoil Farm

Location:

1200 Monster Rd Southwest, Renton, WA 98057, US

Mission Statement

CitySoil Farm is an urban space devoted to environmental education and resource recycling to promote community food systems with imagination. Our mission is to help people make informed decisions and develop innovative solutions for food challenges. We view ourselves as partners with our community and environment, providing a platform for shared knowledge, non-traditional land-use, and the art of salvage.

Description

CitySoil Farm (formerly known as the Seattle University Sustainable Urban Agriculture Project) is a 1.5 acre farm located at the King County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Renton, which means that the site is rather unique in being not just urban but also industrial.

Our vision of the future is one where both formal and informal education leads to increased public-private partnerships, community participation and innovation, and ecologically and socially sustainable food systems.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1300 Southwest Grady WayRenton, WA 98057

(47.46798,-122.23425)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 6
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly 3 hour Tuesday morning volunteer shift, at least for a month. Can also be bi-weekly.
  • Long pants, closed toed shoes. Willingness to get dirty. Garden tasks require ability to kneel and lift some weight, tasks can be adjusted for physical ability. Teens under 18 need a volunteer waiver signed by parent, under 14 need adult with them.

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