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Springbank Food Bank Garden Volunteer Days (Sunday)

Twice weekly volunteer sessions for individuals and/or families start on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.

Every Wednesday from 9am – noon
Every Sunday from 1-4pm

No registration is required.  Garden volunteer days are cancelled in the event of rain. We supply meaningful gardening tasks that present opportunities for personal development,  teamwork and physical activity in the out-of-doors.

What is the Springbank Food Bank garden?
Our gardens are located on rare Charitable Research Reserve’s Springbank Farm, 681 Blair Rd, Cambridge. It is a collective gardening space where people gather together to grow  vegetables and fruit for the recipients of Food Bank programs in the Cambridge and Waterloo areas.  Your helping hands are needed to produce good crops while you get a chance to learn about organic gardening!

Benefits of Volunteering in the Springbank Food Bank Garden:

  • You will help grow healthy organic produce for your local Food Bank.
  • Gardening provides a sense of hands on accomplishment while providing stress relief and improved mood.
  • Build confidence and new skills while learning from other gardeners
  • Increased awareness of basic gardening skills, healthy eating, and sustainable food systems
  • Healthy physical activity in the out-of-doors

Tasks may include: weeding, watering, planting, raking and shoveling compost and mulch, and harvesting in our organic Food Bank gardens.

You will need:

  • Transportation to and from the garden
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Sunscreen / sun hat
  • Drinking water

We supply:

  • Guidance
  • Tools


To protect the wildlife at the gardens, and to ensure visitor safety, we must limit vehicle traffic at the gardens. No vehicles are allowed beyond the parking lot at 681 Blair Rd unless they have a valid accessible parking permit and have registered their vehicle with rare Charitable Research Reserve.

Please contact for more information.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001