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It might be winter, but there’s still plenty to do in the office to get ready for Spring! What we need the most help doing right now is sorting through seed donations, making an inventory of what we have, and re-packaging bulk seeds into smaller bags. We will have snacks, tea, and coffee. It’s a great time to hang out with friends or get to know new folks. We will schedule these days based on volunteer availability. So please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re interested. *Update* Next date is Saturday February 25th 10am to 12pm.
Spring Garden Club Volunteer
Would you like to teach a group of elementary school kids about growing food and encourage outdoor garden play? If yes then consider lending a hand to our after-school clubs at partner schools! Site locations include North, Southeast Portland, and Gresham. As a volunteer, you will be committing to one afternoon a week for an 7-9 week session. The spring term runs from early April to late May between the hours of 2:00-5:30 pm once a week.
To apply for summer term fill out the online Youth Grow Application.
Children’s garden activities during parent workshops
Do you love working with children? We are looking for some volunteers to help coordinate children’s activities during our garden workshops for parents in our Home Gardens program. North Portland – March 18th 12-2pm, SE Portland March 18th 10-12pm or SE Portland March 25th 2-4pm. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Garden Mentors work one-on-one with beginning gardeners enrolled in the Home Gardens program, offering knowledge and support to foster the development of vegetable gardening skills and confidence. Garden Mentors support one or more mentees throughout the growing season through garden site visits, by telephone, at workshops or in other ways possible and practical to both parties. Both English and Spanish-speaking positions are available. 1-5 hours per month, March – October.
To learn more and apply visit: www.growing-gardens.org/mentor .
Crew Leaders receive garden-building and leadership training and lead small groups of volunteers to build gardens at homes with participants in our Home Gardens program. Required: 6 hour training Saturday April 15, lead 2 installations (5 hours each) – 4/22 and 4/29.
Space is limited. For more information or to sign up contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend a School Garden Work Party!
Are you a parent, student, or community garden enthusiast? Please attend one of our partner school work parties or consider tending out school gardens this summer! We need help digging, weeding, repairing, and harvesting. For more information? Contact email@example.com
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