Greenhouse

Volunteer at the Greenhouse

Thank you for your interest in helping at the greenhouse with the Office of Sustainability staff. In order to volunteer, you will be required to sign up in advance from this page. Thank you for your cooperation and participation!

Anyone can volunteer and get involved by registering for a shift on this site. You can help out with harvests (Mondays and Tuesdays), seed sowing (Wednesdays and Fridays), transplanting (Fridays), indoor worm composting and more. You do not need any prior experience to volunteer, Doni and Maria, our greenhouse staff will teach you everything you need to know. The greenhouse is indoors and heated, so you can show up no matter the weather (except when the University is closed for inclement weather or holiday).

Do our schedules not work for you? Let us know what time works better for you, and we will see if we can accommodate your availability.

If you plan to volunteer I recommend wearing clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Also, please bring your own reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. The greenhouse does get hot on sunny days (85-90), so please dress in layers in case you need to cool off, and we recommend wearing a hat and/or sunscreen.

You can watch our Volunteer Tutorial Videos to be prepared before you get started:

Greenhouse Intro https://youtu.be/jXAiYXeCwJI

Entering the Greenhouse https://youtu.be/3A7ByEbfGRk

Worm Bin Sorting How To https://youtu.be/-y4LdkaRM-s

More videos coming soon!

Find out more on our websites:

You can find your way to these sites using the GMU Fairfax map. The Presidents Park Greenhouse is near Ike’s dining hall and is shown as #26 on the right side of the map. Feel free to call or text Doni, at 978-609-6042, if you have trouble finding the greenhouse.

Let us know if you have any questions, by emailing Doni at [email protected] Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to working with you soon!

Created by:   Doni Nolan
 
Already signed up? You can change your sign up.

Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) Available Slot
11/12/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
All slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Ali Andrejasich
Esther Park
Philip Auville
Sean Morrow
Hannah Gross
Bryce Bossuot
Kristine Belfiore
Katrina Kabigting
3
Trevor Marable
Carly Epstein
Will Volunteer until 5:20
Malcolm Burwell
11/13/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
All slots filled
Trevor Marable
Will be leaving at 12:30
Katrina Kabigting
3.5
Hayden Wagner
Carly Epstein
Will volunteer from 12:30 until 1:30
Devin Griffin
Lynn Ruffa
Will be late, class ends at 11:45
Casey Vornadore
Adam Maung
Megan Eckstein
Cannot stay for whole shift, have work at 2
Alyssa Davis
Will be there at 12 because i have to work
Maya Prestipino
Katie Parmalee
4:30pm - 6:30pm  

Plumbing with Doni (4)

Learn about plumbing for hydroponic systems, and help Doni with figuring it all out!

 
All slots filled
Katrina Kabigting
2
Cedric Price Price
Bridget Anim
Devin Griffin
Piedmont  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Waste Audit

Help us understand student recycling and waste behaviors in Piedmont! Earn volunteer hours. Please REGISTER at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48aca82aaaff2-waste

 
Diana Garcia
11/14/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
All slots filled
Albert Doorfee
Trevor Marable
Philip Auville
Conor Loftus
Sean Morrow
Hannah Gross
Dominic Straquadine
Bryce Bossuot
Might be a little late because of class
Katrina Kabigting
3
Cedric Price Price
Carly Epstein
Will volunteer until 5:20
Amani Abedrabbo
11/15/2018 (Thu.) Piedmont  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Waste Audit

Help us understand student recycling and waste behaviors in Piedmont! Earn volunteer hours. Please REGISTER at this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f48aca82aaaff2-waste

 
Devin Griffin
11/16/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 
9 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Sara Babcock
Kristine Belfiore
Grace Brown
Jason Chen
Lynn Ruffa
Alyssa Davis
Lauren Lichtenstein
Katie Parmalee
11/19/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
All slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Ali Andrejasich
Philip Auville
Sean Morrow
Dominic Straquadine
Bryce Bossuot
Hannah Gross
Destiny Colbert
Casey Vornadore
Katrina Kabigting
3
Evan Bowden
Lynn Ruffa
11/20/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Casey Vornadore
Katrina Kabigting
Alyssa Davis
Maggie Deely
Katie Parmalee
4:30pm - 6:30pm  

Plumbing with Doni (4)

Learn about plumbing for hydroponic systems, and help Doni with figuring it all out!

 
All slots filled
Bridget Anim
Destiny Colbert
Casey Vornadore
Evan Bowden
11/21/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
6 of 12 slots filled
Conor Loftus
Bryce Bossuot
Might be a little late because of class
Jason Chen
Casey Vornadore
Evan Bowden
Maggie Deely
I might be a little late, coming straight from lab
11/23/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 
1 of 12 slots filled
Alyssa Davis
11/26/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
9 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Ali Andrejasich
Dominic Straquadine
Bryce Bossuot
Sean Morrow
Devin Griffin
Katie Parmalee
Destiny Colbert
Anna Ardell
11/27/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Devin Griffin
Alyssa Davis
Anna Ardell
4:30pm - 6:30pm  

Plumbing with Doni (4)

Learn about plumbing for hydroponic systems, and help Doni with figuring it all out!

 
All slots filled
Evan Bowden
Alyssa Davis
CeCe Long
Emma Carroll
11/28/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
9 of 12 slots filled
Conor Loftus
Bryce Bossuot
Might be a little late because of class
Hannah Gross
Carly Epstein
Will volunteer until 5:20
Devin Griffin
Evan Bowden
Katie Parmalee
Destiny Colbert
Anna Ardell
11/30/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 
1 of 12 slots filled
Sara Babcock
12/03/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
7 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Dominic Straquadine
Sean Morrow
Evan Bowden
Katie Parmalee
Destiny Colbert
Anna Ardell
12/04/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
2 of 12 slots filled
Hayden Wagner
Anna Ardell
4:30pm - 6:30pm  

Plumbing with Doni (4)

Learn about plumbing for hydroponic systems, and help Doni with figuring it all out!

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Evan Bowden
Destiny Colbert
Anna Ardell
12/05/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
4 of 12 slots filled
Sean Morrow
Jason Chen
Evan Bowden
Anna Ardell
12/07/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 
12/10/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
2 of 12 slots filled
Evan Bowden
Anna Ardell
12/11/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
1 of 12 slots filled
Anna Ardell
12/12/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
1 of 12 slots filled
Evan Bowden
12/14/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 
1 of 12 slots filled
Anna Ardell
12/17/2018 (Mon.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (12)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
12/18/2018 (Tue.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Harvest (12)

Help us harvest lettuce, microgreens and other herbs. Then help to clean up! It's okay if you can't stay the whole shift.

 
12/19/2018 (Wed.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (12)

Learn how to sow seeds to grow nutritious, fresh food!

 
12/21/2018 (Fri.) Presidents Park Greenhouse  11:00am - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (12)

Learn how to transplant baby plants, and control pests organically!

 


©2018 SignUpGenius.
All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Home