Guided Volunteer Sessions at Springbank Farm
These sessions are drop-in! No registration required!
The Springbank Food Bank garden at the rare Charitable Research Reserve is looking for volunteers. On Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., gather at Springbank Farm to volunteer. 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 shovelling 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
Please note that these volunteer sessions are cancelled in the event of rain.