volunteers assist a garden coordinator with guiding students in a garden
Once you’re scheduled with a
class, the garden coordinator for the class (one of our staff) will keep
in contact with you by email about upcoming activities for the class.
Garden classes meet weekly
from the first week of school to the end of October and from mid-March
to the end of May. Come each week or arrange another schedule with your
Arrange to meet the
coordinator early to help set up and discuss your role in the activity.
The coordinator will let you know what to do, but the activity is
available on our website for previewing so you have an idea of what the
class will do.
You work with a group of
students (usually 5) during the activity. This helps keep the students
focused on the task and the activity on schedule.
Help with clean up when
the class heads back to the classroom.
Pick a bouquet before you
Our Best-Dressed Volunteers
Come prepared to get dirty
– Our paths are well mulched with woodchips so
mud is not usually a problem, however we may be working in the soil, with compost or
wood chips, or moving supplies around.
Dress in layers on cool
days – We warm up quickly
as we get to work.
Wear athletic-style shoes
– Shoes and sandals with open toes or heels invite in wood chips from
Keep purses in the car
– You won’t have to worry where you put it down.