The Citizen Gardener program now has about 60 graduates from the class who are seeking to complete their volunteer hours. We are looking for additional community gardens that would like to have volunteers help them out. (how is that for an easy sell?) The requirements are that the students need to benefit from actual gardening activities that will help them learn and gain experience (not just sorting thousands of seeds or spending 4 hours making labels). Most valuable are locations with experienced gardeners who will be present and available while the volunteers are helping.
A subsection of the NorthTexasVegetableGardeners.com website has been created that displays a map of the current Citizen Gardener volunteer locations and lists them out also. The map will provide students an easy way to find participating gardens near where they live. If you know of a garden that is interested in being on the Citizen Gardener volunteer list, please have a representative from the garden contact us via the comment section below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.