The Accokeek Foundation is looking for new volunteers to assist in the production of heirloom crops on the National Colonial Farm. Volunteers will be working once a week, during the season, to help plant, tend, weed, and harvest both the agricultural fields and the colonial Kitchen Garden. This is a unique opportunity to explore the agriculture and history of Southern Maryland while playing an instrumental role in the Foundation’s heirloom vegetable seed-saving program. Volunteers may also have the chance to participate in National Colonial Farm events to help demonstrate for visitors 18th century farming techniques. A love of working outdoors and gardening is required, but we’ll teach you everything else.
Description of Duties:
- Make hills, plant, tend, water, weed, and assist with pest control using 18th century agricultural practices,
- Maintain compost piles,
- Maintain garden structures, such as trellises and fences,
- Sort and save seed in Fall.
No previous experience is necessary, just a love of history, people, and working outdoors. Opportunities exist for all skill levels. All agricultural and historical interests are encouraged and welcome.
Crop Masters meet Tuesdays and Sundays, 8 to 10 am.
For more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Casey Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org