Garden Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for both beginning and intermediate gardeners to join our garden volunteer crew.
Work alongside Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers in our community learning gardens!
Each year, from April-October, veggie crew volunteers grow hundreds of pounds of organic produce at our community learning gardens to support our educational programs and to donate to local food banks.
Learn about organic gardening and make a difference in your community by attending one of the following work parties.
Please complete a Volunteer Application before attending a veggie crew work party. No RSVP necessary unless otherwise noted. Dress for the weather; work parties will be held rain or shine.
Veggie Crew Schedule
- Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. (FINAL EVENT: 10/25)
Bradner Gardens Park Learning Garden
1730 Bradner Pl S, Seattle
- Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
City Soil Farm
King County South Treatment Plant, Renton
- Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
Rainier Beach Learning Garden
4800 S Henderson St, Seattle
- Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. (FINAL EVENT: 9/21; 5-6 p.m.)
Good Shepherd Center Community Learning Garden
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
- Thursdays, 4-7 p.m.
McAuliffe Park Learning Garden
10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland
- Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Seattle Youth Garden Works Farm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle
What to expect
Come get the garden ready for the spring growing season! Activities this month will include projects that build healthy soil, indoor and outdoor seed starting and garden maintenance.
The temperatures are warming up and the garden is starting to take off! Come and learn strategies to protect crops from cool night-time temperatures and save precious garden space by growing intensively. This month we will also explore organic methods to control pest, weed and disease problems.
The soil is now warm enough to plant those heat-loving crops outside. Learn how to save precious garden space by growing vertical! We will also continue to explore ways to grow healthy soil as well as healthy plants organically.
Now that the garden is planted, what do you do? Plenty! Help the Seattle Tilth gardeners maintain the gardens by harvesting, pruning plants and preparing beds for fall crops. Learn when and how to harvest certain veggies for the best flavor, texture, and nutrition.
The temperatures may be pretty warm this month, but it is time to get serious about winter gardening! Plant transplants and sow seeds for fall and winter gardens. The tomatoes should be taking off by now and may be in need of some training!
Summer is winding down and some of the garden needs to be prepared for a long winter’s rest. Help the Seattle Tilth gardeners to mulch garden beds with organic materials that will both build the soil and prevent weeds from taking over during the winter. The days are getting shorter, so the work parties will end at 7 p.m. this month.
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