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Hope House Guelph

Hope House's Market Garden Volunteering

The Better Food Company, a project of Hope House, is pleased to announce the launch of our Seed-to-Table Project!

Like you, we want to contribute to a better food system in our Guelph community. But, we recognize that as an individual, it's a daunting goal and it's hard to know where or how to start.

We created the Seed-to-Table project to provide simple opportunities for everyone to directly participate in a better food system.

We're inviting community members to Hope House's market garden as well as our commercial kitchen to help grow produce for your community, as well as help us prepare 750+ Community Meals! The meals will be shared with your community through Hope House's food market, as well as with other food security agencies in Guelph.

Choose a volunteer time slot for yourself (and a friend or family member) below. Instructions for the event you signed up for will be sent by email at a later date, including location and parking information. Please note, we can only accept volunteers over the age of 15. 

We look forward to seeing you there.


Seed-to-Table Project Outline:
We are currently recruiting for Steps One and Two!

Step One: Planting (April 2022 to June 2022).

Plant the seeds and help us prepare Hope House's Market Garden for a productive 2022 season! This includes tasks like planting, weeding, and general garden maintenance.

Step Two: Maintaining (April 2022 to September 2022).

Maintain the garden and ensure that our produce will be abundant and healthy in the fall. This include tasks like watering, weeding, and garden upkeep.


Step Three: Harvesting (July 2022 to September 2022).

Step Four: Prepping (September 2022).

Step Five: Cooking (September 2022).

Step Six: Distributing (September 2022).

 


Registration required for all Volunteers prior to arriving. 

You must bring your own water bottles and appropriately dress for working outdoors (close-toed shoes, waterproof coat, long pants, hat/gloves).

The Market Garden's address is 5484 Ontario 6, Guelph. Parking is limited.

Market Garden Volunteering FAQ

Location: Hope House Market Garden
5484 Highway 6, Guelph, On N1H 6J2

Created by:   Volunteer Coordinator at Hope House
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Available Slot
05/25/2022
(Wed. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Wednesday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
All slots filled
Becky Misener
Michael Parsons
Shannon Boss
05/28/2022
(Sat. 10:30am - 12:30pm)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (10)

Saturday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Sharon Stewart
Alex Glaros
Shannon Boss
05/30/2022
(Mon. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Monday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
06/01/2022
(Wed. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Wednesday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Becky Misener
06/04/2022
(Sat. 10:30am - 12:30pm)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (10)

Saturday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Shannon Stewart
06/06/2022
(Mon. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Monday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
06/08/2022
(Wed. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Wednesday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Becky Misener
06/11/2022
(Sat. 10:30am - 12:30pm)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm (10)

Saturday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Shannon Stewart
06/13/2022
(Mon. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Monday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
06/15/2022
(Wed. 9:00am - 12:00pm)

9 am - 12 pm (3)

Wednesday. Planting & Maintenance.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Becky Misener
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