Organic Farming Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

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Work side-by-side with Hidden Villa's Farm team as they grow Hidden Villa's organic produce. With your hands in the soil, you'll learn from our expert farmers how Hidden Villa practices small-scale organic farming. Typical activities include seasonal planting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, mulching, pruning, and building the occasional protective gopher cage.

Opportunities available Wednesday mornings 9:30 - 12:30 April through November.

Program Benefits

Getting your hands in the soil and seeing the immediate impact of your volunteer work at Hidden Villa is very rewarding. Other benefits include:

  • Learn organic, small-scale farming concepts
  • Seasonal appreciation gathering for volunteers who complete at least 10 hours
  • Written letters of recommendation and official volunteer hours for external program requirements

1 Shift

  • 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Every Wednesday we host farm volunteers. Please register here: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/calendar/individuals-families/region-HV/
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About Hidden Villa (Organic Farm and Wilderness Area)

Location:

26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, US

Mission Statement

We foster educational experiences that build connections and inspire a deeper appreciation and respect for nature, food, and one another.

Description

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Hidden Villa was founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck, who purchased the land in 1924 and offered it as a gathering place for discussion, reflection, and incubation of social reform. Over the following decades, the Duvenecks established the first Hostel on the Pacific Coast (1937), the first multiracial summer camp (1945), and Hidden Villa's Environmental Education Program (1970). The Trust for Hidden Villa was established as a nonprofit in 1960.

Every year 30,000 people participate in one of our formal programs. An additional 20,000 visitors come to our preserve annually to explore our farm and gardens or to hike on our eight miles of trails. Our constituents cover a wide spectrum of age, physical ability, geography, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and our organic farm, rustic barns, newer sustainable structures and pristine riparian, woodland and chaparral wilderness provide opportunities to experience the beauty of our environment on a first hand basis.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Environment
Children & Youth, Community, Environment

WHEN

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This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

26870 Moody Rd.Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(37.35368,-122.15853)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • No required commitment; Approved volunteers may show up at the beginning of any Wednesday shift without prior notification.
  • Volunteers must be able to do manual farm labor for up to 3 hours. No experience with farming or gardening is necessary. This opportunity is for volunteers who are a minimum of 16 years old.

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