Volunteer

We could not have grown without your time and support, thank you! 

How to get involved as a volunteer? First and foremost: Come. Whether it is to the introductory sign-up meeting, the annual planning meeting, or a work party, your participation is heartily welcomed. If you have any questions please contact us.

We have created the following Work Groups for volunteer opportunities in 2017:


Gardening
  • Plan the garden: obtain/purchase seeds, layout, and rotation.
  • Prepare beds for planting: compost, soil, fertilizer, stepping stones, etc. 
  • Maintain greenhouses: seed, repot, transplant, and water.
  • Grow: plant, water, fertilize, control pests, weed beds, and add row covers.
  • Harvest: weekly, taking produce to Food Banks.
Work Parties will likely occur every week; please check calendar for details. 
As we enter the growing season, we have a lot to be done to get seeds started and transplanted. The greenhouse becomes full of many plants ready to go into the ground. Join us to find out how you can help get the season off to a great start!

Harvest Days occur weekly starting in summer; please check calendar for details and follow our progress.

Water Team: 
We are looking for additional volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to assist with watering the greenhouse seedlings and outside sprouts by hand. Please contact us if you are interested.


Maintenance
  • Build/repair structures: fences, beds, and greenhouses. 
  • Maintain perimeter: wood chips, invasive plants, shed, beds, and flower "bed". 
  • Weed: paths, around office, flowers, shelter, and perimeter.
  • Maintain irrigation system, including hoses: repair/replace, store for winter. 
  • Paint: structures and buildings.
  • Prepare beds for planting with Garden team.

Outreach
  • Plan events: host, set up, clean up. 
  • Monitor educational programs: Saturday classes and tours. 
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Participate in Farmers Market: set up, man booth, tear down. We will have a table one day a month at the Mukilteo Farmers Market June thru September. We are looking for 1 or 2 more volunteers. Please contact us if you are interested.
  • Host large volunteer groups, eg. Boeing, Kiwanis, United Way.
  • Strengthen relationship with donors and volunteers, including acknowledgements, garden updates, tours, events, etc.