Opportunity Details

Gardening Party at Zenger Farm (age 10+) *Impact Week*

We are a nonprofit urban and organic farm that models, promotes and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development and access to good food for all. We envision a just food system that dismantles the root causes of systemic inequity – racism, colonialism, and other systems of oppression – by fostering lasting connections between people, food, and the environment. We work to build a climate resilient, just food system that dismantles racism in our communities and centers indigenous sovereignty.

We nourish people at Zenger Farm, using food and farming to foster community health, connections, and strength. We steward the land and resources in Zenger Farm’s care to secure our collective future, address climate crisis, and connect people to food and nature. We respect the many ways of knowing that already exist within Zenger Farm’s community and honor traditions, cultural practices, and other forms of education that increase our collective strength.

Volunteers will receive a guided tour of the Zenger Farm and a brief orientation on the various gardening activities for the day. We will be weeding in our gardens, prepping garden beds for the cold months, harvesting plants and seeds, processing dried herbs, and making marigold garlands for the Dia de los Muertos and Diwali events.

We have a water bottle refill station on site so we encourage folks to bring bottles to fill. We ask folks to wear close toed shoes and dress for the weather*. Ie; in hot weather, we recommend wearing hats, sunscreen, and loose-fitting clothing. In the rainy months be sure to dress in layers and preferably water-resistant clothing. If you are allergic to bees, please bring your EpiPen.

Community Impact Week, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, powered by Hands On Greater Portland

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 10 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 18 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,

    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual Community Impact Week Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email handson@unitedway-pdx.org

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3364 or email handson@unitedway-pdx.org

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Civic & Community, Environment

Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:18+

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