Garden Volunteer Process

Gardens are essential to providing healthy locally grown food.  Now more than ever we need to ensure our school gardens are a source of fresh produce for our community.

To ensure our gardens are cared for regularly and properly we provide a volunteer orientation to each volunteer before garden work begins. Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey by clicking the button below.  This will help us to know what type of volunteer work you are looking for and so that we can be sure to get you all of the volunteer communication.

All garden volunteers are asked to complete a garden orientation before doing any garden work.  If you need schedule an orientation please contact our operations manager, Sam Petersen, After work in the garden please, fill out our Garden Volunteer Report to help us track the work being done in the gardens, who has been volunteering and how much produce we have been able to harvest.

Community Work Days

We will be hosting community work days at each of the school gardens throughout the growing season.  Volunteers can help at any garden.  Some of the garden work days have been adopted by work teams from local businesses and colleges.

Reach out to if you have a group that would like to adopt a community work day.

Garden Volunteer Sign Up Schedules:
(These schedules will be updated once the growing season is closer)

•  Hintgen Elementary School Garden Summer Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

•  State Road Elementary School Garden Summer Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

•  Hamilton / SOTAI School Garden Summer Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

•  Washburn Garden Summer Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

La Crescent - Hokah School Garden Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

•  North Woods School Garden Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

• Summit Environmental School Volunteer Schedule Sign Up

• Spence Elementary School Volunteer Schedule Sign Up



Greenhouse Opportunities

We may have volunteer opportunities in the greenhouse during the colder months. Please, subscribe to our newsletter to be updated when we start greenhouse programs in the fall.  



Volunteer Opportunities

Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook for current volunteer opportunities.  You will find volunteer sign ups on this page when available.

*You do need a cleared background check to volunteer during garden lessons.  To ensure you are cleared to volunteer at a school garden you must have a complete background check through the school district.  Each district has it's own process of doing a background check.  Please follow the link below for the school you wish to volunteer for.

La Crescent-Hokah School District 

La Crosse Area Schools


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