Gilroy Demonstration Garden
The mission of the Gilroy Demonstration Garden is to enrich our local community through environmentally sustainable gardening and education programs that empower residents to experience the Earth as a classroom, an edible landscape, the center of our community, and a place of enjoyment, beauty, and endless wonder.
Our three-quarter acre "edible classroom" located in the heart of downtown Gilroy serves the greater South County area. We provide produce for a Farmers Market booth, and sponsor the Farmers Market April-October. We establish partnerships with various schools and other groups to provide educational visits and support. We work with Valle Verde to promote food self sufficiency among low income families. A large Farm to Table fundraiser is held each October to fund irrigation for the gardenng year. A new program will involve local restuarants ordering produce they can use. The garden wishes to do more educational work with local kids, including a summer camp.
Needs this semester:
Students are needed to help with basic gardening tasks: watering, weeding, hauling, planting, harvesting on
A variety of garden projects and research depending on student abilities are needed, especially including outreach to low income and/or Spanish-speaking famlies. Students may also develop relationships with local educators to increase their use of and participation in the garden and to recruit kids for summer camp activities. Development of fun, interesting, and important food-related curriculum for daycare and K-12 classroom visits, workshops, summer camp, and garden days is always welcome.
Who should apply:
anyone who enjoys working outdoors and learning about growing food. Anyone interested in food democracy.
Who should not apply:
anyone who is not interested in food or gardening.
See website http://www.gilroydemonstrationgarden.org/ Students working at this site must wear closed shoes, sunscreen, hat, and sun-protective clothing. They should bring water and will be asked to sign a waiver of liability as they may be lifting, hauling, or using garden tools. Interested students should fill contact the supervisor/s below to get started. People at this agency are very dedicated, caring and occupied in providing valuable services. Please respect staff time by calling and making appointments, arriving on time, and keeping your discussion brief and concise. Please call ahead if you are not able to make your appointment or have an emergency which prevents you from arriving on time.
7360 Eigleberry St in Downtown Gilroy, between 6th and 7th Streets.
Contact: Judy Hess firstname.lastname@example.org