Help out, learn something new, and have a great time! By volunteering with Community Crops, you’ll have fun while making a direct impact through Community Gardens, Prairie Pines Incubator Farm, classes and more.
We offer a variety of opportunities to our volunteers for a variety of interest levels, including:
The Garden Program we are looking for regular/weekly help throughout the growing season to keep our eleven sites well-maintained. Each gardener cares for their individual plot, but there are many shared spaces in the garden that Community Crops and our dedicated volunteers maintain to make these gardens inviting spaces. Examples of tasks include: managing compost bins, invasive plant/weed management, donation garden and perennial space care.
Our staff will work with you 1:1 or in small groups to get you all the training you need to feel comfortable tackling these tasks! Once you receive training, you will be able to set your own schedule for volunteer time in the gardens.
Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with various jobs such as preparing beds, planting, working on equipment, weeding and harvesting at the Prairie Pines Incubator Farm. Or, February-May you can join us at the greenhouse for soil blocking, seed germination and caring for seedlings!