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JOIN US

Let's grow together

We are a 100% volunteer-run farm and we welcome individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

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Individuals & families

We host regular public events at our working farm and orchard.

All volunteers are required to read & sign our annual Terms of Participation and Waiver of Liability form.

People working on a farm

FARM CARE

Tuesdays Mornings

9 am

 

Select Saturday Mornings
9 am

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ORCHARD CARE

Occasional Saturdays

A happy volunteer carrying a crate of watermelon

HARVESTS

Tuesdays Mornings
9 am

Friday Evenings
Returning Summer 2024

Groups

Hey businesses, schools, clubs, and churches! Planning a field trip or team building event for your group of 8+ folks?

 

We are thrilled to offer fun, hands-on events that are designed to connect volunteers to the earth and our food system in meaningful and memorable ways. 

Smaller groups may register as individuals for any upcoming public events.

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Required form

Our annual Terms of Participation and Waiver of Liability form must be completed every year for record keeping and legal purposes.

 

Help us save some time (and trees) by filling them out online before you come to volunteer!

What to expect

Some FAQs about volunteering at the farm. Still have questions? Contact us.

  • Where is the farm located?
    The veggie field is located at 173 Buckley Road in San Luis Obispo. Our field is behind the office for Thousand Hills Pet Resort. Please drive slowly through the parking lot, follow the signs, and carpool if possible.
  • Where is the orchard located?
    The orchard is located at 835 Sherpa Ranch Road in San Luis Obispo.
  • Do I need farm experience to volunteer?
    No experience necessary! All skill levels are welcome.
  • What are the age limits for volunteering?
    All ages are welcome! We ask that an adult attend with any volunteers 15 and younger.
  • What should I bring? What should I wear?
    We've got the gardening gloves, tools, and snacks. You'll want to bring... ​ a full water bottle long pants sturdy, closed-toe shoes a hat sunglasses sunscreen and your smile :-) Seriously folks, stay hydrated out there!
  • What do volunteers do at the farm and orchard?
    Farm Care There's a lot that goes into running an organic farm. From starting seeds to running irrigation to pruning fruit trees to maintaining tools to battling weeds and pests, there is no shortage of projects for volunteers! Harvest Picking and packing our first-quality produce for distribution across the county. Delivery Transporting our farm fresh produce to our partner organizations. Leadership Organizing the teams that keep our field and non-profit operations moving.
  • Are restrooms available?
    Yes, we have a portable restroom facility.
  • Is there anyone who can sign my service hours log?
    We're happy to help! Ask your Harvest or Farm Care Leader at the end of the event.
  • How can I get notified of upcoming volunteer events?
    Sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates!
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