Happyville Community FarM
A nonprofit URBAN farm
Growing * Caring * Sharing

Volunteers are the heart of Happyville Farm!

 We welcome any and all to come out to the farm for a hands-in-the-dirt service experience.
Our volunteers work hard and have fun, while joining us in our ongoing mission to grow and harvest food for those in need.   

Our volunteer hours change with the season. In the spring and fall, we work in the afternoons when it is warmer. In the summer we work in the mornings when it is cooler.  In March our volunteer hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons until 5 pm.  By mid-April, we'll add hours for all 5 days of the week and start some evening and weekend hours too - including some "barn-raising" events to put up our second high tunnel.  In the summer heat, we work mostly mornings with some evening work parties and one afternoon for the weekly farmstand.    

Depending on what the needs are for the day, jobs might include planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, weeding, mulching, spreading compost, placing hoops and row cover, staking/trellising plants, harvesting, and plant removal and cleanup.  Some work will be out in the field, and some will be in the high tunnels. 

We rely on volunteers to help us with a variety of farm tasks. We farm using organic methods and climate-friendly techniques. Most volunteers use only their hands and hand implements, no heavy equipment. You don’t need any previous experience to work with us.  Thorough instructions are provided for every task, and you might even pick up some tips for your own garden!  If you are willing to work with us, we will utilize the strengths you bring and accommodate your preferences. 

See our Volunteer FAQ  for more information about volunteering. Or  Sign up to volunteer.  We would love to hear from you! 

Research shows that working with plants—and putting our hands in the dirt—  induces relaxation, and reduces stress, anxiety, blood pressure, and muscle tension. Other benefits include: