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CitySoil Farm

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Volunteer your gardening skills at a sustainable urban farm. CitySoil farm utilizes extra land at the Renton Wastewater Treatment Plant to grow over 3,000 lbs of food annually for the White Center Food Bank. We need support Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10 am-2 pm. Farming tasks include: planting, weeding, and harvesting food. Volunteers can leave with a bag of produce after their shift, take home free GroCo compost, and will learn sustainable gardening techniques.

No experience necessary, just a positive attitude and a willingness to get dirty.

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 drop in volunteering. Volunteers will complete a site protocol training, and work with us to make a set volunteering schedule.

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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.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1200 Monster Rd SouthwestRenton, WA 98057

(47.47014,-122.23966)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 6
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one, four hour shift weekly. We would like a commitment of at least two months at a time.
  • Long pants, closed toed shoes are required.

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