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Volunteer at the Homeland Nursery with Valley Verde!

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Valley Verde

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested
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Help us create healthier communities in Santa Clara County by building a more resilient community food system. We have opportunities for everyone to have fun, learn something new, and be a part of our revolution of food justice and sustainability!

​ Do you enjoy gardening but don't have the space or time to grow your own vegetables? You can volunteer at the Homeland Nursery and:

  • Engage with the community
  • Obtain working experience and community service hours
  • Expand your organic gardening knowledge
  • Give back to the community and promote fair access to healthy and culturally preferred food in Santa Clara Valley.

Some examples of the activities we have available are:

  • Seed sowing / Vegetable transplanting: Help us with our production of vegetable seedlings for our community participants!
  • Building, planting, and maintaining our on-site gardens: We have demonstration gardens, seed saving gardens, and herb gardens that all need tending to. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience with many different types of gardening
  • Composting: Interested in learning how to compost? We need help every week to work and maintain our compost operations. Another great opportunity to learn about reducing food waste and lowering our carbon footprints.
  • Artwork/Community Space establishment: We want our Homeland Nursery to be a community space for all, so if you like to paint murals, signs, build benches, pathways, or even workshop structures, we would love the help!
  • Seed Saving: We’re constantly trying to close our sustainability loops at Valley Verde and seed saving is an important step of becoming economically and environmentally self-sufficient.
  • And many more!: If you have specific ways you’d like to contribute to Valley Verde, email your ideas to volunteer@valleyverde.org or come by our Homeland Nursery and see what we’re all about!

Interested in volunteering with Valley Verde?

Sign up here, and a member of our team will connect with you shortly! You can also check out our Volunteer Events page to register for a specific volunteer activity.

You will also receive our newsletter with updated information about our programs and events!

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Volunteer times are between 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM every Friday at our Homeland Nursery site!
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About Valley Verde

Location:

691 W San Carlos St, SAN JOSE, CA 95125, US

Mission Statement

Valley Verde increases self-sufficiency, health, and resilience, through a culturally informed community based food system to promote food justice.

Description

We envision a Silicon Valley that has reconnected to its agricultural roots and resources, where there is food access and a healthy lifestyle for all. Valley Verde's work is guided by the principles of food sovereignty, where local communities form a just and participatory food system that honors the relationship between the people and the land, builds generational knowledge and skills, recognizes food as sacred and a right for all.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

691 West San Carlos StreetSan Jose, CA 95126

(37.32455,-121.90112)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We'll be giving 1 hour for travel time to and from location, and the volunteer workday will be for 2 hours from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM every Friday.
  • Make sure to bring with you closed toed shoes, a water bottle, sun protection of whatever kind you'd like, and anything else to help you throughout the workday! We're so excited to work together with you!

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