Garden Education Program

Garden Maintenance 

Garden Education Volunteers…
  • Participate in sustainable initiatives
  • Support the local community
  • Gain valuable education experience
This program gives ambitious college students and community members an opportunity to teach dynamic elementary students in our schoolyard gardens. As a member of the program, you will discover the value of experiential learning and sustainable urban agriculture while gaining skills in education and mentorship. 

It's a consecutive 8 week commitment, with classes meeting in the garden once a week, for 45 minutes. The Fall 2017 Program dates:

Volunteer Forms Submission Deadline:
Forms Found at: http://tinyurl.com/ediblepeacepatchforms
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 5pm
     - Pinellas County Background Check with Photocopy of Valid ID or Passport
Email form to: Kelli@peacepatch.org

Trainings (Both are Mandatory):
Training 1: Thursday, September 21st, 4pm-8pm @ Eckerd College
Training 2: Tuesday, September 26th, 4pm-8pm @ Eckerd College

Garden Education Program Schedule

Week 1: October 2nd- October 6th
Week 2: October 9th- October 13th
Week 3: October 16th - October 20th
Week 4: October 23rd- October 27th
Week 5: October 30th- November 3rd
Week 6: November 6th- November 10th
Week 7: November 13th- November 17th
Thanksgiving Break(No school): November 20th- November 24th
Week 8: November 27th- December 1st (Final Week)
Week 9: December 4th- December 8th (Optional Make Up Week)

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. A personal mode of transportation is highly recommended. Paperwork should be completed and turned in by September 20th. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, contact:
Kelli Harper


Other Opportunities

We rely on volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Some other possible volunteer opportunities include: 
  • Community Outreach Events
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Special Events
We have events throughout the year and a constant supply of administrative tasks with which we can use additional help. Please contact Kelli if you're interested in volunteering and sign up to receive our newsletter for specific event dates. 


Garden and Compost Crew

Did you catch the gardening bug? Are you looking to learn more about our sustainable gardening techniques? Do you need some precious "quiet time" that can come from working in a garden? 

We need volunteers to come out weekly, bi-weekly, or otherwise (we'll work with your schedule!) to help maintain our schoolyard gardens and to pick up compost from one of our many compost donor sites. 

Tasks include: 
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Scouting for pests and diseases
  • Compost pick-up and pile maintenance
If you are interested, contact Heather to work on scheduling and training. 


Weekly Garden Workdays

From August to May we host a weekly volunteer service day in one or more of our schoolyard gardens. This gives you a chance to get your hands dirty and meet some fellow community gardeners. The typical workday runs from 9 am to 12 pm. Tasks include planting, weeding, general maintenance and harvesting. 
Check our calendar to see where the workday is this week: 


Suggested items to bring to garden service days: 
  • Water bottle
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Personal garden gear (gloves, tools, stool)

Before coming out to the garden, please fill out and turn in this Volunteer Registration Form to the school where you will be providing your service. 

Schedule a Workday for your Group

​Is your organization looking for a service project? Contact our Garden Director Heather to set up a fun and meaningful service day with your team.