Volunteer at the Campus Garden
Love gardening? Want a hands-on service experience? Volunteer in the Campus Garden; we welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members. The garden is located at the corner of Polo Road and Student Drive and can always use an extra set of hands. All are welcome, no gardening experience is required.
See below for some frequently asked questions about the Campus Garden.
When can I volunteer at the Campus Garden?
For the fall of 2018, Campus Garden hours will be hosted every Sunday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Note that volunteer hours will not occur on set Wake Forest holidays.
What should I wear?
- Clothes that you do not mind getting dirty
- Comfortable shoes
- Pants or shorts/ weather appropriate
- Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses on sunny days
What do I need to bring when I volunteer?
We recommend that you bring a reusable water bottle. Additionally, make sure you are dressed appropriately for gardening. Feel free to bring garden gloves of your own, but we have plenty available for volunteers to use.
What types of activities do volunteers participate in?
- Building structures for the garden– such as hoop houses or garden beds
- Planting seeds and seedlings
- Harvesting produce
- Turning the compost
- Watering and weeding
What is grown on the Campus Garden?
In mid-to-late spring, the garden focus on summer crops such as eggplant, tomatoes, squash, watermelon, and strawberries. In the fall, mostly leafy plants that can withstand the unpredictable weather patterns of the fall and early winter months are planted.
Where does the produce go?
A portion of the produce grown at the Campus Garden is distributed to families in need in the community through our partner organization, Campus Kitchen. Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University is part of a growing network of university organizations called The Campus Kitchens Project. Each school affiliated with CKP operates a little differently, but they all have the common goal of reducing food waste in their university and community, as well as, combating food insecurity by addressing its root causes. Additionally, garden volunteers are welcome to enjoy the organic produce.
For more information, or to schedule a service event for your organization in the garden, send an e-mail to email@example.com. You can also sign up for the campus garden listserv and follow the campus garden on Facebook, for regular updates.