POSITION: Community Garden Volunteer
DEPARTMENT: Programming, Nutrition
REPORTS TO: Nutrition Program Coordinator
LOCATION: Lewiston Dempsey Center & Community Garden in Auburn, ME
Schedule & Hours Commitment:
Seasonal, 1 ½ – 3 hours per week from mid-May to mid-October.
Garden volunteers work as a group and meet at the garden 1 – 2 evenings weekly. In addition, the garden volunteer committee meets about once per month between February and November at the Dempsey Center.
Garden volunteers plan and discuss garden projects at monthly meetings. Work sessions are led by Master Gardener volunteers from Cooperative Extension Service, and involve preparing raised beds, planting, watering, tending to various crops, harvesting and delivering produce to the Dempsey Center.
Required Skills and Experience:
Must be able to walk on uneven turf and get down on hands and knees to tend to beds. We have one elevated bed and some high bushes that allow opportunities for people who are not able to get down on hands and knees.