Dig-ins are our primary mission. This is when teams of volunteers go to garden sites and either install a new garden or clean up an existing one. No experience is needed to be a volunteer and you do not need to do anything in advance. Groups are welcome and feel free to bring your children, but we ask that you accompany them at all times. Anyone wishing to get more involved should consider becoming a dig-in team leader by attending our Dig-in Leader Training workshop.
Next Dig-in Dates
Our next dig-ins will be held in Fall of 2017. Stay tuned for more information or subscribe to our newsletter to be notified.
What to do on the dig-in day
Please be sure to check the website and your e-mail both the night before and the morning of the Dig-in, as it is possible that we may need to reschedule because of weather, ground conditions, or other reasons. Please bring sun protection, shoes with sturdy soles (digging in flip flops is no fun), water or other beverages, gardening gloves if you use them, and snacks or lunch if you want them. We will provide all the necessary tools and instruction, you do not need any prior training. Plan on staying till 1pm, although most teams are able to finish before then.
When and where to meet up
We will meet at 1210 Rosewood Avenue. Please arrive by 8:30am. We will assemble outside in the area behind the building. There is not a sign out front that says “Green Corn Project”, so look for the Civilitude sign. This map and photo should help you find us. If you come by car, please park in the surrounding neighborhood, not in the lot, and allow a little extra time in your schedule to find parking. If you bicycle, there is a bicycle rack on the east side of the building you can lock your bike to. Please do not chain your bicycle to the entrance ramp rails at the front or back entrances as this can block access.
After you arrive, look for a person with a clipboard and please sign in. After everyone has assembled, you will be assigned to a Dig-in team and you and your team members will travel to the garden site(s) together. As requested above, please do not park in the lot, even during this assembly period before you travel to the Dig-in. If you have an appropriate vehicle for it and would be willing to help transport tools and/or compost to the garden site(s), let us know when you sign in. If you speak Spanish and would be willing to help communicate with one of our Spanish-speaking gardeners if needed, please also let us know when you sign in. We encourage carpooling and carpooling among volunteers, so please speak up on the day if you have extra room and are willing to help transport other volunteers, or if you would like a ride from a team member to the garden site.