The Liberty Prairie Foundation offers volunteer opportunities at the Prairie Crossing Farm to foster life-long learning and education and a sense of community.  While much of the farm work is accomplished through our farm-based education programs such as the Prairie Farm Corps and independently-operated farm businesses, we do occasionally need volunteers. Contact us or watch for volunteer announcements in the Prairie Crossing Farm email newsletter.

Summer & Fall Gleaning

Looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer activity that enables your family to make a difference in your local community? Learn more about our Gleaning Program and come glean with the Liberty Prairie Foundation during several gleaning events throughout the summer and fall, depending on crop availability.

If you are interested, email gleaning(at)libertyprairie.org to RSVP to a specific date (please include the number of people in your group and ages of any children) or to be notified of upcoming gleaning dates. If you are unable to commit to the entire time for a gleaning date, please provide a time frame starting on the hour (for example from 1 – 3 p.m. or 2 – 5 p.m.) so we can plan to distribute volunteers accordingly. We ask that you commit at least one hour.

All ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on farm work – children must attend with their parents who are responsible for their supervision. The Prairie Crossing Farm is a working organic farm, and all participants will be required to sign a liability waiver. Please remember that volunteers will be entering a working organic farm, and harvesting from for-profit organic farmers who have invited us into their fields. Safety is important both for all volunteers and for the farmers’ crops and livelihood.

Dates are subject to change or be cancelled due to poor weather conditions or insufficient volunteer numbers. Please RSVP to Gleaning(at)libertyprairie.org to receive important communications in case of changes or cancellations.

Our Gleaning Program promotes healthy eating by providing fresh organic vegetables to those who might otherwise have difficulty accessing them, and it provides a meaningful volunteer experience. Volunteers harvest and package the produce, which is picked up by either the Avon Township Food Pantry or the COOL Food Pantry. It’s a great way to volunteer and know you’re making a difference in your community!

Contact us to be placed on our volunteer list.

Spring Plant Sale

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Seasonal volunteers are needed to help with our spring Plant Sale and Open House including greenhouse seeding, watering, transplanting, and staffing the sale. The Prairie Farm Corps will also work in the greenhouse to prepare for the plant sale during their after-school Crop Mob sessions, but additional volunteers will be needed to supplement their work. Click here for more information about the Plant Sale and Open House.

Contact us to be placed on our volunteer list.

Other Volunteer Needs

While the Prairie Crossing Farm is professionally staffed, there are many area community gardens who could utilize your time, talent, and enthusiasm. Many of these gardens grow produce for local food pantries, often utilizing seedling donations from the farmers at the Prairie Crossing Farm.

If you are interested in volunteering to grow food and make a difference, we encourage you to reach out to the following organizations: