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As a non-profit, educational farm, our Cottage Farm does rely on the help of individual and group volunteers to help us with the day-to-day operations of our farm. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on farming experience. All are welcome to volunteer; including groups, student clubs, businesses, and individuals. (Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. More info below.)
Volunteers can assist with a variety of farm tasks such as planting, harvesting, and weeding. There are also site projects for those with carpentry and electrical skills. Or if you just enjoy cooking, cleaning, photography, painting, sewing, teaching, or any other pastime. Feel free to talk to us about how you can help!
All volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes. Bring anything you’ll need for working outdoors (hat, gloves, etc.). Please apply any sunscreen or bug spray before you reach the farm. Bring PLENTY OF WATER to drink! You may also bring food to eat at our picnic tables. We have a refrigerator and microwave for volunteer and staff use.
Please DO NOT bring valuables to the farm. We do not offer a place to lock up your things. There is a locker where you may keep things like car keys or non-valuable items. Things left in this office are at your own risk.