UGArden depends on volunteers to keep the farm running. Volunteers help us plant, harvest, weed, cultivate herbs, and maintain the farm. We accept volunteers of all ages, non-student and student alike. We will teach you everything you need to know so there’s absolutely no experience necessary. We provide tools, gloves and encouragement.
Harvesting: We always need help harvesting and packing our fresh veggies. All harvest volunteers will need to complete an online Safe Produce Handling training prior to working a harvest shift.
Herb Crew: We also always need help working in the herb garden with weeding, harvesting medicinal herbs and processing dried herbs for tea blends.
Are you interested in volunteering at UGArden? You can search and register for all of our volunteer opportunities on our Engage Georgia page. Follow the link below:
Other ways to get involved
Classes: Many instructors bring their students for a tour or work event. We make a special effort to tailor an experience to meet the needs of instructors and students. In most cases, students with a service work requirement can meet this requirement by registering for a work event on Engage Georgia. If necessary, time permitting, we can create special work events and activities for an entire class.
Groups: We get numerous requests to set up work events for clubs and organizations seeking an opportunity to contribute to UGArden and our efforts to support the local community. We ask that groups schedule in advance and within our normal business hours: Monday- Friday 8 am – 5 pm. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your group’s work event.
Tours: Many people enjoy visiting UGArden to tour the garden plots and observe student projects and activities. Whether it’s one person or a group, UGArden is open for tours when time permits. Tours can be tailored to meet specific age groups and interests. Contact us at email@example.com to plan your tour.