Learn how to grow food sustainably

Open Volunteer Hours Start Soon! 

Pre-season Open Volunteer Hours 

Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March 13th-April 3rd

Pre-season volunteer hours are tailored to those people looking to break a sweat! We are looking for people who can help us prep beds and amend compost. We will provide you with the tools, just bring a water bottle and make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. Please review the general information for Open Volunteer Hours below before you show up. No need to reserve in advance!

Regular Season Open Volunteer Hours 

Thursdays 3-6 p.m. beginning April 11th

Regular season hours will resume on April 11th and continue throughout the season. We will have a variety of tasks suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Please review the general information for Open Volunteer Hours below before you show up. No need to reserve in advance!

Volunteering with The Talking Farm will immerse you in nature and teach you how to grow food sustainably. As a volunteer, you will have a direct contribution to the development, cultivation, and harvest of the Howard Street Farm. 

Open Volunteer Hours for Individuals & Groups of up to 4 People 

Volunteering is easy! For individuals and groups of up to 4 people, we will host you during Open Volunteer Hours. If you’re interested in volunteering, just show up, or even better, give us the heads up by emailing volunteering@thetalkingfarm.org to let him know you would like to sign up and join.

When you come to the Howard Street Farm to volunteer, we will integrate you into a variety of age- and ability-appropriate farm tasks. We will provide you with tools, gloves, and instructions. Just dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and get ready for a rewarding day of working outdoors. There is a one-time $10 fee per person for first-time volunteers and all volunteers must sign a waiver (any volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign a waiver on their behalf).

If your schedule is more flexible, be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram social media accounts and watch out for last-minute calls for volunteers. 

New volunteers should click here to sign up for volunteer emails and to be contacted about upcoming volunteer opportunities!  

Group Volunteering (5-100 people)

If you are part of a group looking for a unique service opportunity, you have come to the right place. We have hosted many team-building and corporate service volunteer days and look forward to creating a customized event for your group.

If you would like to arrange a group volunteer event, start by emailing volunteering@thetalkingfarm.org.

Please note there are fees for group volunteer days. Scholarships & assistance are available based on need for school or community groups. Please email volunteering@thetalkingfarm.org to enquire.