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Garden Volunteer

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!”

– Sitting Bull

Did you know there are 10 edible gardens at Pasadena Unified School District Schools that produce fruits and vegetables as part of the Farm to School Program? We need volunteer support to keep this community effort going.

PUSD gardens provide outdoor classroom space for students to learn and are managed by a full-time Master Gardener, who directly manages the work of our garden volunteers.

Produce grown in the organic school-community gardens is incorporated into school cafeteria offerings. Learn more.

What You’ll Do As A Garden Volunteer

  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • All around garden maintenance

There are also other ways to help our gardens. Currently we are looking for…

  • A carpenter to help our Master Gardener finish a greenhouse at Muir High School. The ends of the greenhouse need finishing and doors need to be hung. We can work with your schedule.
  • A backhoe, small bulldozer, or Bobcat to clear a an area of the garden at Muir High School + an operator! Dedicated time to do this is flexible.
  • Have a group? Schedule your own garden day.

Contact NC Inguanzo @ ncinguanzo@pasedfoundation.org to learn more.

Garden Volunteer Requirements:

Must be at least 15 to serve individually. Families with younger children may volunteer – however, minors 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Please wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water.

Wear sunscreen and/or a hat.

Dress for the weather!

Willingness to work hard.

Covid – 19 Protocols:

Masks required.

Bring and wear your own garden gloves.

If you have your own garden tools, please bring them. We have garden tools, too. Our tools must be cleaned after each use.

Learn more about PUSD gardens here.

We are raising funds to safely distribute meals to families without transportation to the PUSD managed distribution sites.


Sign Up to Volunteer

Click on an event to sign up. To refresh this list of opportunities click here.

Adults view our Indemnity Waiver, Medical and Photo Release.

NOTE: All those who volunteer agree to our standard Indemnity Waiver, Medical and Photo Release by default.

Only those that agree may volunteer, as we do not have the bandwidth to monitor each volunteer agreement and assign duties accordingly. Please make sure you have read the release before you commit to serve. We appreciate your help and understanding.

Our garden volunteer schedule is updated weekly. Click on an opportunity below for specific information.

Here’s a list of ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, including Gardens: