Learn how to grow food sustainably

Volunteer with Us 

2023 Open Volunteer Hours: 

Tuesdays 3-6 pm

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.