Volunteering: Food Forest Stewardship

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Volunteering: Food Forest Stewardship

  • date: July 20, 2024
  • time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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  • Are you a passionate gardener, permaculturist, or aspiring green thumb looking to get involved in your local food system? Help us steward our quarter-acre Food Forest, featuring plants such as raspberry, blueberry, thimbleberry, mulberry, pears, plums, quince, apples, and more.

    The 21 Acres Food Forest is part of our ongoing work to support local food systems and climate action. They also produce food for people and offer a space for the community to learn and be inspired.

    What to know before you register:

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

    -Activities include seeding, planting, weeding, mulching, wheelbarrowing, and more.
    -No prior farm experience required. All tools provided.
    -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 parent/guardian permission.

    Be prepared for your visit to the farm!

    -Remember to check the weather and dress accordingly.
    -Wear loose-fitting comfortable layers you don’t mind getting dirty.
    -Long sleeves and long pants are recommended.
    -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!


    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 with an elevator 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 their needs.


    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.


    Safety is our first priority. If existing or anticipated conditions pose a moderate to high risk to volunteers and staff, we will make the decision to cancel volunteer activities.

    In the event of cancellation, registered volunteers will be informed of cancellations by the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible. Please make sure that the email and phone number you provide during registration are accurate.

    If you are feeling sick, we kindly ask that you respect the safety of yourself and others by not coming to campus. Send an email to volunteer@21acres.org or call us at (425) 481-1500 if you are unable to attend your scheduled shift.


    For accessibility or other inquiries, please email volunteer@21acres.org

    Sign up to volunteer!