VOLUNTEERING IN THE GARDEN?
If you should ask yourself: Can I contribute by volunteering in the OLT garden at the Everson Ranch?
The answer most likely is yes,
if you like physical outdoor activities,
want to give your mind a break,
help grow healthy, pesticide free, fresh food and flowers.
It does not matter what age your are, or whether you are a newbie or do not have a green thumb. We can find a typical home garden activity that fits your physical ability only that we do it on our 2 acres.
Tasks can range from harvesting, hand washing, packaging and delivering our produce to the welcome center, tackle weeds with small hand tools while on your knees or by standing using a hoe, digging using shovels or spades, pushing wheelbarrows with weeds to feed chickens and pigs, collecting manure, transplanting, mulching, racking, pruning, pushing a mower or turning compost and more.
Should you have difficulties squatting for example, you could sit on a stool to weed. With other words we would love your help!
You benefit by leaving with a sense of accomplishment, feeling more in tune with nature, and less stressed after experiencing happiness in the dirt. You will sleep better, burn calories and strengthen your heart - and learn about high altitude agriculture in the San Luis Valley.
On our world naked gardening day it was wonderful to experience a sense of community with the large turn out we had.
You will need to bring a water bottle, layers of clothing (for sun and wind protection) sunscreen and shoes. We have the gardening tools, knee pads, gloves and sun hats.
Shovel and spade is waiting for you.