Farm Volunteers Needed!
Be in on the start-up of an innovative urban agriculture project in your community. Farm Director, Meei Ling Ng is just breaking ground on this exciting project that will make use of the greenhouse complex and extensive grounds of the Elkins Estate to grow chemical-free produce and flowers that will sold on-site and at the new Creekside Coop Farmers Market at High School Park. She needs community involvement to make this project a success.
In the beautiful surroundings of the Estate, take part in:
- building raised growing beds
- ongoing weeding
- planting seeds in flats and beds
- tending to seedlings in the greenhouses
- designing/building composting facilities
- roto-tilling for raised beds
- greenhouse repair and maintenance
As the growing season progresses, volunteers will be encouraged to take home part of the harvest to enjoy with their families. Our goal is to create a special place that will benefit the entire town. Please come help out and be part of this community-building project.
Our Volunteers Shifts!
Our volunteer shifts open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 7pm (1 to 2 hr shifts). If the weather is looking inclement for the day, we will cancel those shifts.
Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring gloves, sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch (if you want to have lunch here). Tasks will be assigned according to what needs to be done on that day.
For those who came out to volunteer at the farm, thanks so much. Your effort is greatly appreciated!
Our wonderful market volunteer Will Marchetti, has been helping us at our farmers market. He is such a great helper and fast learner from helping preparing the produce table to excellent customer service. We always encourage him to bring some produces home at the end of the market. We can’t do without him! THANK YOU WILL!
Here is also a quote from our regular volunteer at the farm: “Hello MeeLing, I am ready to volunteer once again today (Thursday) if you’d like my help. You probably don’t realize how a few hours in your garden have influenced my own garden. Since I saw you I have been to the compost site on Tookany Creek Parkway and returned with many buckets of compost for my vegetable garden. Planted red lettuce you gave me and I’m eagerly awaiting future visits to your farm so I can ask you lots of vegetable garden questions. My lettuce is doing very well and I’m thrilled. It was a wonderful learning experience. Take care. Ellen Rogovin Hart ”
Thank you all volunteers! We can’t do without you!
And more to come!