This is a great opportunity to be at the forefront of a locally grown, organic food movement that provides for food-insecure members of our community.
Volunteer tasks will vary but may include: planting, seeding, weeding, mulching, up-potting, compost turning, chicken care, painting signs, organizing, cleaning, data entry, seed collecting, seed sorting, and/or various maintenance projects or building projects.
Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes
Attire: Be prepared to work outside. You must wear closed-toe shoes. Dress in layers in weather appropriate attire that can get dirty. Using sunscreen is recommended.
Bring: Water bottle with plenty of water - there is no drinking fountain on site. Please bring your own work gloves.
Physical Ability: All skills and abilities are welcome. There are limited opportunities for wheelchair users. Tasks would include: seed sorting, seeding, data entry and planting in raised planted boxes.
Waiver: Every volunteer is required to sign a waiver. Anyone under 18 must have waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian. Please also sign waivers for very young children attending with parents. Sign waiver here.
Compost Drop Off: BCDI recently started a composting endeavor to divert organic matter from the landfill. If you're attending a Sunday shift, you are welcome to drop off food scraps and organic matter before/after your volunteer shift. BCDI just asks that you remove all plastics and do not include excessive amounts of meat or dairy. Please use a reusable container like a bucket or ice cream container to drop off food scraps. New plastic bags are not recommended since the effort is meant to reduce waste, not make more. View this flyer for more information.
About Botanical Community Development Initiatives
Botanical Community Development Initiatives (BCDI) is working to improve lives by connect plants, people, and community. Community Roots Farm is a project of BCDI and is 1-acre urban farm located in an Oceanside neighborhood and grows food with community, for community. The sustainably-grown produce is served in meals to children in local state-funded preschools that are located in low socioeconomic neighborhoods where access to fresh food is lacking.
For more information please visit the organization directly at: https://plantspeoplecommunity.org/