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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Recruiting Volunteers

PhotoVolunteers can bring experience, skills, and ideas to a school garden. Consider inviting volunteers from your local community to help with your school garden project. Create a positive experience for volunteers by being organized and prepared, having specific tasks for volunteers to work on, having enough of the proper tools available (or request beforehand for volunteers to bring specific tools), having water available, and being sure to send thank you notes. The following is a list of groups to consider when looking for garden volunteers.

  • Parents and Families
  • PTA/PTO (possible board position)
  • Eagle Scouts
  • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Troops
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • High School FFA Students
  • Community Members
  • Master Gardeners
  • Gardening Clubs
  • County Health Departments
  • Civic Clubs
  • University Service Clubs
  • Community Garden Members
  • FoodCorps
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • SlowFood Utah