Monday, February 7, 2011

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities, February 2011

Garlic at the Good Shepherd P-Patch
Spring is coming, and we’ve been getting many inquiries from potential volunteers. Here are some ways you can get out of the house and into the garden:
Pruning Party at Marra Farm (9026 4th Ave S)
Saturday, February 19th, 1-4pm 
Want some hands-on pruning practice? Learn from experienced pruners and then practice the skills immediately on the fruit trees at Marra Farm. This is a great chance to learn new skills and practice them immediately, all while contributing to a great community resource. Your help this winter will pay off in fresh fruit for local food banks! Email or call 206.694.6751 for more details.
Seed Packing Work Party (Solid Ground, 1501 N 45th St.) - FULL!
Saturday, February 12th, 9am-12pm
Last year, Lettuce Link passed out seeds, starts, and gardening information to over 2000 food bank clients at 24 sites in Seattle. We buy these seeds in bulk and need YOUR help repackaging for them for distribution. If you'd like to help (it's a great way to celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day!), email or call 206.694.6751. Update: even though this opportunity is full, you can e-mail Molly for updates on future seed packing opportunities.
Friends of Lettuce Link (Solid Ground, 1501 N 45th St.)
Kickoff meeting Tuesday, March 8th, 6:30-8:30
Help build our capacity and keep our program running! We are seeking a committed group of individuals to help us develop and implement creative fundraising strategies to support Lettuce Link, increase awareness about the program and advocate for the program.  For more information, contact
Do you have a truck? We recently received a generous donation from Cedar Grove of compost and two pallets of potting soil, but need to pick it up from their facility. If you’d like to donate a few hours of time and your vehicle, contact Amelia at    

Too busy now, but want to get involved later in the spring? Check out our volunteer page for additional opportunities at Marra Farm, teaching kids, distributing seeds at food banks, and more!

Happy Gardening!

No comments: