Monday, August 2, 2010

Anybody ready for a salad?

Volunteer Opportunities for the Community Garden

Garden Assistant Coordinator

The garden assistant coordinator helps the Community Garden coordinator in managing overall administration for the Community Garden. Duties include developing relationships with gardeners, recruiting volunteers, irrigation system maintenance, fundraising, mediation among gardeners, and ensuring overall garden security. The assistant is responsible for all garden operations in the coordinators absence.

Time Commitment: May-September, 4-6 hours/week

Food Bank Gardeners

Food Bank gardeners are responsible for tending to the garden plots in which the produce is donated to the Food Bank. Gardeners can volunteer as an ongoing commitment or as a one time service project.

Time Commitment: May-September, 1 hour/week; one time commitment of 1-2 hours

Weed Eaters/ Lawn Mowers/ Landscaping

Volunteers are needed to help maintain the lawn and weeds of the garden. Community Action Services and Food Bank does not have either of these, and it is greatly needed.

Time Commitment: May- October, once a week

Fall Cleanup

Volunteers are needed to help community gardeners clear the land for the winter season. Labor needed includes pulling out vegetation, clearing rocks, disassembling irrigation system, and hauling waste to garbage sites.

Time Commitment: October, one time commitment of 1-3 hours

If interested contact:

Jillian Sargent


Community Garden

This is the third year the Community Garden has been operating and it is my first year to be involved in it. So far everything is very successful (except my plot of course), almost every time I visit the garden I am lucky enough to see people picking their produce that they have worked hard to grow! It is always good to see people get the reward for something that they have worked so hard on!

The kids gardening program is ending this month and was very successful, . Community Action Services and Food Bank was lucky enough to get a Summer Associate VISTA, Matthew, who ran this program. He taught the kids basics about gardening while they grew a Salsa garden, and then they played fun games.

We are also lucky because I have received word that the Community Garden will be able to remain in this location next year!! This is very exciting, because it is such a great location because most of the gardeners are located within the apartment complex that it is located!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Deseret News Article about the Garden