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Master Gardener Direct Youth Education

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ORGANIZATION: Historic Wagner Farm

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Garden produce
Bountiful garden

We are seeking Master Gardener Volunteers to lead and educate student volunteers in our vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. Student volunteers must be at least 13 years old and any ability level. Shifts are available Monday through Fridays at 9:30am-12:00pm.

We're also seeking Master Gardeners to tend the Kitchen Garden. Produce harvested therein will be baked and sold through our Farm to Table Foods program or donated to the local food pantry. The right volunteers will follow our plan, use our tools and supplies, and set their own hours. You will have plenty of visitors to chat with since the kitchen garden is near the main entrance.

Historic Wagner Farm is an 18.6-acre working farm with livestock, fields and gardens, restored 1920s family home, a playground and museum. Owned by the Glenview Park District, we are open for education and recreation all year round. Our mission is to engage visitors through innovative, educational programming and partnerships to increase understanding of local agriculture, both past and present.

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About Historic Wagner Farm

Location:

1510 Wagner Rd., Glenview, IL 60025, US

Mission Statement

To promote an educational and memorable experience through programs and site visits that ignite the imagination, inspire our visitors, and preserve our local agricultural history.

Description

Historic Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand "the way things used to be."

In addition to the cows in the pasture, Wagner Farm has chickens, draft horses, and pigs as well as a restored farmhouse and barn and the award-winning Wagner Farm Heritage Center. The Heritage Center contains interactive exhibits where you can learn about farming from the early 20th century through the present, "shop through history" at our 1930s Grocery Store or purchase a souvenir of your visit from our Museum Store.

Historic Wagner Farm offers public visitation hours, educational programs for all ages, and special events throughout the year as well as seasonal sales of farm products.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Environment
Hunger
Children & Youth, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

Wed May 15, 2024 - Tue Aug 13, 2024
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

1510 Wagner RoadGlenview, IL 60025

(42.08219,-87.78136)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Agronomy
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours, once a week
  • Master Gardener

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