The Accokeek Foundation is seeking workshare volunteers for the growing season. If you are interested in the principles of sustainable agriculture and farm market operations, and are able to commit to 2 – 4 hours per week, then join the Ecosystem Farm Workshare Corps. As a workshare corps volunteer, you will receive a weekly share of produce in exchange for the opportunity to be stewards of the land, and working on a nonprofit, educational farm operation as you learn about growing produce, raising chickens and egg production, permaculture, and farming sustainably.
Workshare opportunities include:
- Field Crew – Field Crew volunteers will help with field prep, sowing seed, setting irrigation, weed management, and general farm tasks. This opportunity is ideal for someone who enjoys physical work and getting dirty, and is eager to learn about principles of sustainable agriculture such as seasonality, permaculture, and propagation from cuttings.
Scheduling: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons; Friday morning, and Saturday morning(please note: times vary throughout growing season)
- Market Crew – Market Crew volunteers will help farm staff at on- or off-site markets with set-up and breakdown, greeting customers, and processing payments. Knowledge about farm produce, and cooking and eating seasonally is ideal, but not required.
Scheduling: First Saturday of each month, 8 am-3 pm.