Community Farmers join the Farm Crew to plant, maintain, and harvest our 6 acres in urban San Jose by signing up below. 

Register for farm workdays
 

Workday Leaders facilitate groups of volunteers as needed for weekly workdays, lead Farmer 4 a Day groups, and take on other farm projects of their interest.


Why should you work with us?

 
 

School and University

Spring 2016 Partner Class

Environmental Science at San Jose City College
Professor Datta

Summer 2016 Student Engagement 


What you need to know...

Please bring a WATER BOTTLE to refill. 

What to wear

Proper farm clothes are those that you are comfortable in and don’t mind getting dirty. Closed toed shoes are mandatory. Long sleeves and pants for protection are encouraged, but not required. Bring your own hat and gloves or borrow from us.

Where to go

Visit Location for driving directions. When you arrive, check in with a staff member at the packing shed. On Saturdays, please check in at the picnic tables next to the kitchen.

Saturday Potluck

As a Community Farm, we have a potluck lunch together after the farmers come in from the field. Gather at 12:30pm in the pavilion. If you are able, bring a dish to pass. There is a refrigerator in the Kitchen to store food if needed.

In case of rough weather

Workdays are canceled in the case of heavy, continuous rain. Cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook page an hour before the workday.

Volunteer groups of 8+

If you would like to volunteer with a group of 8 or more people, we invite you to join us on the farm on the third or fourth Saturday of the month. During the week, we do not have enough staff to manage large volunteer groups. Please email communityfarmer@veggielution.org for more information on scheduling your group. If you are interested in volunteering with your workplace, please visit our Farmer 4 a Day page or email farmer4aday@veggielution.org.

Who can volunteer

  • We welcome all volunteers to the farm. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must bring a signed copy of the Volunteer Registration Form with you.
  • Volunteers 13-15 years old MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian/chaperon in the field.  
  • Volunteers under the age of 13 and family groups are welcome to explore the Youth Garden.

Students and Service Learners

We are thrilled you decided to learn about urban farming as part of your educational pursuits! Veggielution works with select classes and professors whose learning objectives align with what we are able to offer on the farm. Please visit our Student Farmer page a class list and registration instructions. 

Have Questions about Community Farming? 

Please email communityfarmer@veggielution.org