We are promoting this opportunity on behalf of our campus partners, Prairie Urban Farm; volunteering at these drop-in sessions will not grant you access to the perks and benefits offered to Alumni Association volunteers.
Prairie Urban Farm (PUF) is a one-acre, mixed crop, community food system in the University of Alberta's South Campus. Their goals are to demonstrate and provide skill-building opportunities in alternative, regenerative ways of growing food within the city and to grow access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Volunteers are needed for a variety of gardening tasks - planting, weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting and more. All volunteers will get fully orientated on site by a garden leader during one of the regular volunteer drop-in sessions.
Benefits for you:
- Interact with alumni, staff, students and other community members
- Learn about how to grow your own food in the city
- Gain practical planting skills
- Have a tangible impact on the campus community
- Get access to freshly grown and harvested produce from the garden
- Flexibility of drop-in hours allows you to set your own schedule
- No previous experience required
- Dress appropriately for the activity (make sure to wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty, and dress for the weather)
- Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!
- Bring your own water bottle and reusable grocery bag (if bringing produce home)
- Join the PUF mailing list to receive cancellation notifications of sessions (in case of poor weather)
2018 Drop-In Hours:
- Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturdays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.