GET INVOLVED AT THE GARDENS
Seed2Need provides a way to assist others in your community in a very direct, hands-on manner. Your participation will provide fresh, nutritious produce to local families in need. Furthermore, volunteering at the gardens is a great way to meet people within the community and to learn gardening techniques from Sandoval County Master Gardeners. All assistance is appreciated, whether the commitment is short term or long term. You can sign up for the mailing list (on the right) or follow the Seed2Need page on Facebook to get involved.
BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY
Seed2Need is a community garden. Volunteers provide the manual labor, growing produce on behalf of the community. Unlike many non-profit endeavors, this project involves manual labor; sweat, scrapes, dirt, and the occasional spider or snake. Most of our volunteers come from church groups, scout troops, school groups, and corporate community service groups. However, every individual makes a big difference. Fortunately, hundreds of people get involved every summer. Our volunteers are young and old, from all walks of life. They are unified by the common desire to have a positive impact on the community. For more information or directions to the gardens, please contact at Seed2Need@gmail.com.
Seed2Need is almost 100% volunteer staffed. However, there is one valuable exception. The farm manager. We decided to hire a farm manager in 2018 to help organize gleaning, supervise volunteer work sessions, and monitor the gardens to prioritize maintenance and harvest tasks for volunteer work sessions. It has made an enormous difference to have an experienced manager to help keep the gardens maintained. It is particularly beneficial during weeding season, when temperatures rise and enthusiasm wanes. If you are new to the fields, look for Dominic.