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Springbank Food Bank Garden
2024 Volunteer Days

What is the Springbank Food Bank Garden? Our gardens are located on rare Charitable Research Reserve’s Springbank Farm, 681 Blair Rd, Cambridge. This is a collective gardening space where people gather together to grow vegetables and fruit for the recipients of food bank programs at the Cambridge Food Bank.  Your helping hands are needed to produce good crops while you get a chance to learn about organic gardening!

Twice weekly volunteer sessions for individuals and/or families start on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Please note that Sunday’s volunteer sessions won’t start until Sunday, June 2, 2024!)

Every Wednesday from 9am – noon
Every Sunday from 1-4pm

Note that Sunday’s volunteer events are only for 18-year-olds and up.

Benefits of Volunteering in the Springbank Food Bank Garden:
You will help grow healthy organic produce for your local Food Bank.
Gardening provides a sense of hands on accomplishment while providing stress relief and improved mood.
Build confidence and new skills while learning from other gardeners
Increased awareness of basic gardening skills, healthy eating, and sustainable food systems
Healthy physical activity in the out-of-doors

Tasks may include: weeding, watering, planting, raking and shoveling compost and mulch, and harvesting in our organic Food Bank gardens

.You will need:
Transportation to and from the garden
Closed-toe shoes
Sunscreen / sun hat
Drinking water

We supply:

Parking: To protect the wildlife at the gardens, and to ensure visitor safety, we must limit vehicle traffic at the gardens. No vehicles are allowed beyond the parking lot at 681 Blair Rd unless they have a valid accessible parking permit and have registered their vehicle with rare Charitable Research Reserve.

No registration is required. Garden volunteer days are cancelled in the event of rain. We supply meaningful gardening tasks that present opportunities for personal development,  teamwork and physical activity in the out-of-doors.

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