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Early Spring Giving Garden/Farm Volunteer

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CitySoil Farm

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 20 people are interested
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Volunteer while being COVID safe!

Bring your gardening skills at a sustainable urban farm. CitySoil farm 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 3,000-4,000 lbs of fresh, culturally relevant produce. 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 induviduals, families, and community groups.

Starting in March, and going to October of 2022, we need volunteer support Tuesdays-Thursdays from 9 am-12 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 un-registered drop in volunteering. Volunteers will complete a site protocol training, and work with us to make a set volunteering schedule.

1 Shift

  • Mon Mar 07, 2022 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Tuesdays-Thursdays (1 or 2 days a week depending on your availability)
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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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

Mon Mar 07, 2022 - Thu Mar 31, 2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1200 Monster Rd SouthwestRenton, WA 98057

(47.47001,-122.23991)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 6
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one, 3 or 4 hour shift weekly.
  • Long pants, closed toed shoes are required. Willingness to get dirty. Garden tasks require ability to kneel and lift some weight, however we can adjust tasks depending on physical ability.

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