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Wild Willow Farm



Often the best way to learn is by doing. Get a taste of the myriad of things a farmer does while preparing and growing San Diego seasonal plantings of vegetables, greens, medicinal and culinary herbs and cover crops at Wild Willow Farm.

Volunteer tasks depend on your level of experience, abilities, and the needs of the farm that week. Tasks might include: mucking animal pens, weeding, bed building, planting, developing areas for their classes and field trips, mulching, putting up structures, composting, and more!

The farm is a great place for people of all ages and abilities. You'll get to work with Wild Willow Farm farmers, team leaders, and interns. WWF is an educational farm, so there's no experience required, and they'll teach you everything you need to know to be involved. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Closed-toe shoes (no sandals), long pants and sleeves, sun hat, and a mask.

Bring: Sunscreen, refillable water bottle, snacks. Please come prepared for sunshine, cold, heat and working in the dirt. They have bugs, all kinds of wild plants, animals, and more, so please bring any medications you need for allergies. All necessary tools and gloves will be provided.

Safety: People safety is as important to Wild Willow Farm as food safety, so please do not come if you have been sick, please wear a mask, and observe appropriate social distancing. They are doing their best to keep their farmers and community safe, so please respect necessary precautions.

Physical Abilities: Wild Willow Farm welcomes people of all ages and abilities.

Weather: Even though it only rains 10" a year on average in San Diego, when it does rain, it can get uncomfortably muddy on the farm. If it's been raining heavily at the farm over several days or there is prediction of significant amounts of rain for an upcoming project, more than likely the volunteering day will be canceled. Volunteers will be notified via email if a project is canceled.

About Wild Willow Farm

Wild Willow Farm is a space for biocultural diversity that provides educational experiences to nurture self-empowerment and inspire people to connect to food, land and each other. Under the Resource Conservation District, they also work to protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs.

1 Shift Available spots are approximations

  • Mon Nov 23, 2020 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 1

More opportunities with Wild Willow Farm

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Wild Willow Farm

Location:

2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego, CA 92154, US

Mission Statement

Wild Willow Farm is a space for biocultural diversity that provides educational experiences to nurture self-empowerment and inspire people to connect to food, land and each other. Under the RCD, we also work to protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs.

Description

Often the best way to learn is by doing. Get a taste of the myriad of things a farmer does while preparing and growing San Diego seasonal plantings of vegetables, greens, medicinal and culinary herbs and cover crops. No experience is necessary, reservations are not required (but recommended), and families are welcome. Please arrive before 9:30AM for check-in. If you have reserved a spot, you must be here by 9:45AM or you could lose your spot. Rain or special event may cancel, so please check our social media ahead of time.

Currently limited to 10 per day, RSVP recommended.

Environment
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Sun Oct 11, 2020 - Fri Jan 29, 2021
05:00 PM - 04:00 PM   This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

San Diego, CA 92154

(32.59672,-116.90281)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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