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!

Location: Presidents Park Greenhouse

Created by:   Doni Nolan
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/19/2018 (Wed.) 4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (10)

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

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Tyler Gursky
Maya Prestipino
Luke Gilman
Will arrive after class ends at 4:30pm
Victoria Egee
I will be there by 4:30
Cedric Price
Alexis Spencer
Hannah Gross
have to leave by 6:30
Mila Djordjevic
09/21/2018 (Fri.) 11:00am - 12:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (10)

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

 
All slots filled
Tyler Gursky
Alyssa Davis
Katie Parmalee
Cedric Price
Tess Bennett
Grace Brown
Erin Edwards
Alexis Spencer
Justin Ducusin
Conor Loftus
09/24/2018 (Mon.) 4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Harvest Herbs by Pruning (10)

Learn how to properly prune basil. It smells amazing!

 
All slots filled
Rhys Bethke
Ali Andrejasich
Breanne Clippinger
Tyler Gursky
Victoria Egee
I will be there by 4:30
Katie Parmalee
will be there at 4:45
Hayden Wagner
Alexis Spencer
berny acuna
Trisha Reese
09/25/2018 (Tue.) 11:00am - 12:30pm  

Harvest Lettuce (10)

And help us with our indoor worm composts!

 
8 of 10 slots filled
Ali Andrejasich
Caitlin Whitaker
Luke Gilman
Caroline Schwark
Erik Gicker
Esther Park
Ujjwol Adhikari
Alexis Spencer
12:30pm - 2:30pm  

Harvest Microgreens (2)

Warning: requires using sharp tools.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Alyssa Davis

Harvest Clean Up (10)

Help us finish any harvesting tasks, sweep the floors, clean empty channels, etc.

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Erik Gicker
Ujjwol Adhikari
09/26/2018 (Wed.) 4:00pm - 7:00pm  

Sow Microgreen Seeds (10)

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

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Breanne Clippinger
Tyler Gursky
Donyae Johnson
I will be about 20 to 30 minutes late due to my class schedule.
Maya Prestipino
Victoria Egee
I will be there by 4:30
Cedric Price
Alexis Spencer
Jason Chen
Conor Loftus
09/28/2018 (Fri.) 11:00am - 12:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (10)

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

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Tyler Gursky
Katie Parmalee
Cedric Price
Hayden Wagner
Grace Brown
Alexis Spencer
Trisha Reese
12:30pm - 2:30pm  

Transplanting & Pest Management (10)

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

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Tyler Gursky
Katie Parmalee
2:30pm - 3:30pm  

Tour (20)

Take the tour to learn about the history of the greenhouse program, and how all the equipment works!

 
1 of 20 slots filled
Trisha Reese


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