current and ongoing volunteer needs

weekend garden maintenance

We grow year-round in our Learning Gardens here - using high tunnels, cold frames, and covered raised beds.  We could use a couple of good reliable volunteers to help open & close structures, do minimal watering, and help keep plants trimmed of old leaves on the weekends.  This will help ease the burden on our work team tremendously!  

Please contact Jenny Grabner at or 573.268.8431 if you are interested in helping this fall & winter.


Elementary garden club

March 13 - May 19, 2017: Volunteers will be needed to work with elementary students (3rd-5th grade) as they do garden work (planting, watering, weeding, thinning, harvesting, etc.), eco-art projects, and other outdoor-oriented activities. Volunteers will work directly with Americorps Garden Educators. Spring 2017 program will run for 8 weeks from mid-March (starting the week before Spring Break) through mid-May (ending the week before school ends), with sessions every Monday (3:30P-5:30P) and Wednesday (2:30P-4:30P) after school.


  • Small group & one-on-one instruction on garden tasks and other planned activities
  • Assistance with preparation and cleanup
  • 3-4 hours each session
  • Volunteers needed: 4-6

Contact: Jenny Grabner -

Middle school cooking club

Volunteers are needed to assist with this after-school club, working directly with students (6th-8th grade). This is a 4-week program meeting once per week for 2 hours directly after school. The Spring 2017 Cooking Club will be held each Thursday in April (6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th).


  • Small group and individual instruction of students
  • Help with preparation and cleanup
  • 3-4 hours each commitment


Mark Zacher; Email or Jenny Grabner -

Farm-to-School & Farmers market

Volunteers are needed to help us increase the amount of produce sold at the Southern Boone Farmers Market and coordinating with Opaa! Food Management, Inc. (school district's food service provider) to get Learning Garden & other local produce into the school meals here.

Volunteers needed April - October, 2015. Volunteers will work directly with SBLG work team to grow, harvest, process, sell & deliver produce.

Responsibilities (dependent on volunteer's skills, interests, and time) will include:

  • greenhouse work, crop maintenance/production, harvesting, working with student groups in preparation for and during farmer's markets, assisting in coordinating and marketing of these efforts
  • Hours and days are flexible, except Farmer's Market volunteers which would need to be available 2P-7P on Thursday afternoons


Jenny Grabner; Email


general garden maintenance 

Volunteers are needed to assist our Garden Manager with various tasks including (but not limited to) pest control and fertilizing, raised bed and hoop house construction/repair, mulching. Volunteers with gardening, farming, and basic handyman skills are ideal. Time commitment completely dependent on volunteer skills and garden needs at time of interest. Days and times can be very flexible.


Kelly Redford; Email