Group Volunteers

Photo - Group volunteersPennypack Farm & Education Center offers great opportunities for groups to do volunteer work in a healthy and educational environment.  A group outing at Pennypack Farm gives your members a chance to bond with each other and to support the Farm’s mission of community-supported agriculture and agricultural education.

We can host small to medium sized groups of adults with adequate planning. The work your members can do includes seeding, transplanting, digging, harvesting, cleaning beds, washing vegetables and so on, depending on season and time of year. We also need help keeping our infrastructure in good condition – repairs and maintenance for buildings, structures and farm surroundings.

So if your organization is looking for a way to have a volunteer day – for a department, a small group, or for your whole company or organization – please contact us to further discuss your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact - education@pennypackfarm.org

Photo - Group VolunteersComing to the Farm
Upon arrival please go directly to the check in at the Harvest House and sign in.  Look for your contact person to receive instructions of what to do.  In the event no one is in the Harvest house please try to find the farmer in the field so he/she can instruct you.

Sign in procedure
The sign in sheets are kept in the Harvest house on the left hand side, please sign in with your name, email and phone number. (This is very important for our grant writing reporting)

Proper attire
This is a working farm and therefore there will be dirt! Please dress according to the weather, in layers, wear boots, closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Also bring sunscreen, hat, water, gloves, and snacks if needed. Our bathroom facilities are Porta-Potty only!

Safety
We do our utmost best to keep you safe and sound, please read the guidelines carefully as you are responsible for your or your child’s safety

Educating children about how and where their food is grown is a major part of the mission of Community Farms Outreach. If your child(ren) is/are too young to work with you in the fields, then visit the farm to look at the vegetables, watch the farmer, dig in the soil, have a picnic. 

All of the safety rules and guidelines apply to children.  In addition, children require special attention and supervision when they visit the farm. The adult that brings a child(ren) to the farm is responsible for providing adequate supervision and keeping the child(ren) safe. Children should be escorted by an adult at all times.

Adults and children are not allowed to climb on tractors or use any other powered equipment. 

 

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