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Riley Park Community Garden (Hands-on volunteers needed for new community garden)

Organization Name: Riley Park Community Garden
Opportunity Title: Hands-on volunteers needed for new community garden
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year), One Day / Special Event
Start Date: April 30, 2017
End Date: April 30, 2018

Email: info@rileyparkgarden.org
Website: https://www.rileyparkgarden.org/
Details:
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Appropriate for court-ordered volunteers
Opportunity Description:

The Riley Park Community Garden is looking for volunteers to help us build this new community space! The Riley Park Community Garden arose through years of community consultations, gatherings, and planning to create a space that is much more than just a garden: member plots (many of which are wheelchair-accessible) will be overseen by community groups facing barriers to food security while our Serviceable Shed Project, Fieldhouse and unique garden layout will provide space for workshops, events, and community engagement. A pollinator garden, orchard, and native food forest will provide a bounty for the community and our diverse urban ecosystem. We promote food security by supporting neighbourhood organizations and charities with 100% of the food grown by our volunteers. After breaking ground in February 2017, our hardworking volunteers have been in the garden every weekend moving soil and working to build up the beds in preparation for planting; however, there is still a lot to do to get this garden up and running and we need your help to make it happen! With our knowledgeable team of educators, master gardeners, artists and more, this hands-on experience not only provides a tangible way for you to feel they’re contributing to your neighbourhood, but is a great space for meeting community, holistic mental health and wellness, and learning about growing food. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Check out upcoming volunteer opportunities in the garden here: https://www.rileyparkgarden.org/gardenevents/ and contact us any time by e-mail for more information.




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