Become a Community Farmer! Help Grow Fruits and Veggies for Your Community
Piedmont Environmental Council
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
60 people are interested
Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows was founded with a simple goal in mind: to connect area residents to Loudoun’s vital agricultural history while providing locally-grown fruits and vegetables for its food insecure population today.
Join us in getting your hands dirty for a good cause! The Community Farm needs volunteers to help sow seeds, plant vegetable transplants and to harvest fresh produce for Loudoun food pantries in our 2021 season. While you help your community you’ll learn more about the local food system and maybe even pick up a few tips on growing your own fruits and veggies.
Volunteer opportunities for 2021 will begin in late March/early April and continue throughout the growing season. We have multiple opportunities per week during the peak season (June-September). Due to the food pantry’s availability to pick up produce, the majority of time slots are during the week. However, we also offer Saturday opportunities at least once per month and can coordinate specific days for groups of five or more. Upcoming volunteer opportunities are announced via email to all volunteers who have signed up. Corporate and group volunteers are encouraged to schedule in advance.
Ongoing Tasks (April-October):
Seed starting, planting, harvesting
On-site training will be provided. Previous experience is welcome, but not required! Be prepared to work outside in variable weather conditions. Bring gardening gloves and a trowel (if you have them), snacks, water, sun protection, bug spray, and weather appropriate clothing.
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community are our utmost priority. The majority of our volunteer opportunities in 2021 will be outdoors or in an open-air location. If you are experiencing a fever of higher than 100.4 degrees F, have symptoms of a respiratory infection, or have been exposed to someone with confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis please refrain from volunteering at the Community Farm and follow the guidelines for quarantining set out by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health. Masks will be required when adequate social distance cannot be observed, please be sure to bring yours!
About Piedmont Environmental Council
45 Horner Street, Warrenton, VA 20188, US
Promoting and protecting the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont
Founded in 1972, The Piedmont Environmental Council’s mission is to promote and protect the natural resources, rural economy, history and beauty of the Virginia Piedmont. PEC’s primary service area includes Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties.
PEC empowers residents to protect what makes the Piedmont a wonderful place, and works with citizens to conserve land, protect air and water quality, celebrate historic resources, build smart transportation networks, promote local farms and food, restore wildlife habitat and improve people’s access to nature.