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Volunteer: Summer Camp at the Garden of Wonders

Volunteer for the Garden of Wonders Summercamp! We will be hosting 4 weeks of hands-on garden and cooking camp this summer and we could really use some helping hands.

Please email Nicole Hoffman if you are interested in volunteering: [email protected] 

What does a volunteer do? We need help setting up our activities, cutting up veggies/fruit, helping keep the kids focused, doing some dishes or taking photograph and helping facilitate garden activities.

Please join us!  Garden Camp: July 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th 9am-1pm. Campers will get their hands dirty and plant, harvest and care for the gardens at Abernethy Elementary.  Participants will learn about local food, urban farming, and edible natives.  Ages 5-12 .  

Cooking from the Garden: July 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd. 9am-1pm. Campers will harvest and prepare fresh lunches together with Abernethy’s Chef Nicole.  We will care for the gardens and learn all about local farms and food preservations. This camp includes jam making, a walking field trip to the local farmer’s market, a visit with local youth farmers, and the chance to compile a recipe book.  Lunches Provided. All ages welcome.   

Green Building/Cooking Camp: July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th. 9am-4pm. Campers will have a chance to choose from a variety of other activities such as helping create a new compost bin, a new worm bin, bean trellises, and a container it the kitchen-courtyard for culinary herbs to green the Abernethy schoolyard! We will also harvest fresh produce from the garden and cook it in the Abernethy kitchen. Ages 5-12  

Science in the Garden: August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 9am-3pm. Campers will learn about the magic of compost, the role of pollinators and bugs, and the art of seed saving. Campers will also learn about nutrition while making seasonal dishes in the kitchen. One day will include a walking field trip to a local restaurant for a tour and talk with some real Chefs! Ages 5-12. Lunch provided.  NOTE: Camp ends at 3pm, not 4pm.