Join us and stake your own plot in our new Volunteer Gardens!
Like you, the team at Prescott Farm is adjusting schedules, plans, and expectations. With our focus on education and with the goal of nurturing the community’s understanding and care for the natural world, this time presents our garden team with an exciting and unique opportunity.
For the 2020 growing season, we welcome veteran and brand new volunteers to grow the plants of their choice in their own plots on our property. Plot holders will be required to required to commit volunteer hours into the education gardens at Prescott Farm.
Click here for Volunteer Gardens agreement document for more details.
ONE: Grow your own favorites.
Gardeners and members of their household are invited to maintain a 12′ x 12′ plot* with the annual plants of their choice. Using sustainable, organic practices, gardeners will have access to their plots daily from dawn-to-dusk. Any excess produce will be collected by NH Gleans and donated to local food banks. Expectations for garden plot maintenance and practices are available here.*Feeling ambitious? Limited opportunities for multiple plots are available!
TWO: Share & learn.
Your experiences in Prescott Farm’s or other gardens will help your fellow plot holders have a successful and fulfilling season. Prescott Farm staff will be on the lookout for ‘pop up’ lessons anyone might need. The Prescott Farm Volunteer Facebook Group will also be a resource for asking and answering questions, and sharing insights as seedlings sprout into hardy veggies and bloom into flowers.
THREE: Pay it forward.
Garden Plot holders will agree to commit (about) 2 hours of volunteer time per week in Prescott Farm education gardens – The Learning Garden; Heritage Garden; and Perennial Forest Gardens. Time commitment will vary dependent on seasonal needs and size of volunteer team, but will not exceed 2 hours per person. Additional details around expectations for working in education gardens are available here.
Review the Prescott Farm Volunteer Garden Expectations and UNH Cooperative Extension safety guidelines for community gardening during COVID-19.