The Community Garden Pod meets weekly to work, share, learn and experience the joy of gardening together.
We steward an organic, hand-tilled, diverse, and thriving demonstration garden. We are learning to grow healthy, nutritious, beautiful and delicious food for CultureSeed participants and the Atlan community. We offer an opportunity for people to learn, experience and taste seasonal organic produce from garden to table. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to learn about small-scale organic agriculture.
We welcome all levels of growing experience. All we ask is that you come with an open & observant mind, a curious spirit, a love of dirty hands, and a willingness to work in rain or sunshine.
Flow of Activities
We gather at the SurSarita Community Garden at 10am on Saturday mornings (except in mid-winter). We usually have a short discussion of the work for the day and introduce educational opportunities. We work until noon and gather for a brief sharing circle to connect with ourselves and each other more fully. After that volunteers are free to enjoy the land of Atlan.
Benefits of Volunteering
Besides making great friends, creating shared memories, having fun, and learning about gardening, in exchange for working from 10:00 am to Noon on a regular basis you will be able to harvest food for yourself and the community throughout the harvest season. You may also hike and explore Atlan.
In order to make this a mutually beneficial arrangement, please arrive on time to learn about the work taking place that day and participate in the educational opportunities available. Also, please be sure to bring appropriate clothing and supplies (see “What to Bring” below).
Carpooling is recommended. Please park north of the ArtiFactory, along Buck Creek Rd, or inside the gate at SurSarita.
What to Bring
We encourage volunteers to bring comfortable work clothing appropriate for the expected weather, a hat, sunscreen, extra layers, sturdy shoes and a water bottle. Please wear closed-toe shoes or boots to protect your feet. Please wear shoes and clothes that you are willing to get dirty and possibly wet—please do not wear sandals, flip flops or similar footwear. We have a variety of tools and gloves available for volunteer use.
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity contact the Garden Pod Lead at: firstname.lastname@example.org