21 Acres Volunteer Work Party

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21 Acres Volunteer Work Party

  • date: September 29, 2021
  • time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Join us for our Wednesday restoration work parties at the 21 Acres from 1o a.m. to 1 p.m.!
     

    Work alongside knowledgeable 21 Acres staff with a variety of seasonal restoration and farm projects that build soil health and get the farm in shape for the next growing season. Your help supports local food systems by increasing farm productivity; creating more native habitat for animals, birds, and insects; decreasing storm water runoff; and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere through green plant material. Activities include seeding, transplanting, planting, weeding, mulching, wheelbarrowing, fighting back invasive plants and more! No prior farm experience required.

    What to know before you register:

    Friends and family 13 years and older are welcome to join! Volunteers ages 13-15 need an adult participant volunteering with them, and anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent/guardian signature.

    If you are a new volunteer with 21 Acres, please fill out a volunteer application before arriving

    Be prepared for a fun day on the farm! Read below:

    – Wear a mask at all times while on campus (when not eating and drinking)

    – Remember to check the weather and dress accordingly.

    – Wear loose-fitting comfortable layers you don’t mind getting dirty or ruined.

    – Long sleeves and long pants are recommended when removing blackberries and other thorny weeds.

    – Raincoats and rubber boots may be necessary on rainy days.

    – Please always wear closed-toe shoes for your safety.

    – Bring a reusable water bottle and plenty of snacks or a lunch to stay fueled and hydrated!

    COVID-19 Safety:

    Please review our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy prior to registering. By clicking “agree” during registration, you agree to comply with our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy.

    Accessibility:

    We are committed to making our volunteer events accessible for all attendees. Please reach out to our team with any questions, concerns, or needs prior to or during the event itself. If you are not attending this event due to accessibility concerns, please let us know! We welcome your feedback.

    The 21 Acres farm is not ADA accessible. Our LEED-certified education center is ADA accessible. There is an elevator in the building that goes to the second-floor restrooms. While our restrooms are not gender neutral, we invite all guests to use the restroom that aligns with your needs.

    Transportation:

    The number 231 bus runs along NE 171st ST and the 311 stops along NE 175th ST. Free parking is available in our parking lot. We have a bike rack outside the farm market that volunteers are welcome to use.

    Questions?

    For accessibility or other inquiries, please email Hillary Sanders, Volunteer Coordinator: hillarys@21acres.org. Thank you!

    Sign up to volunteer!