The Capital Area Food Bank Urban Demonstration Garden creates an opportunity for volunteers to participate in the mission of the food bank in new and exciting ways. Volunteers play a crucial role in building and growing the garden. This project includes a wide variety of tasks associated with creating the infrastructure of the garden like digging, building, painting, planting and getting your hands dirty. This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups interested in volunteering outside and in helping to bring the food bank’s Urban Demonstration Garden garden to life!
Garden Volunteers will join us on garden building days to participate in specific projects to help complete the garden space. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the button below to schedule a designated CAFB Garden Build Time.
The Capital Area Food Bank has beehives on the site of our Urban Demonstration Garden. Bees are crucial to the success of our food growing capacity building program because they greatly increase the yield of our garden and play an important role in the creation of a thriving ecosystem.
The hives live in the most Northwest corner of the garden and will not be in the way of main activities that will take place there. However, since there are always bees in any garden, volunteers who are allergic to bees should not volunteer in the Urban Demonstration Garden.
The minimum age requirement for this project is 12 years of age or older. All youth volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied and actively supervised by an adult and youth volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or legal guardian. All youth volunteers under the age of 18 must also have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian (PDF). For groups of youth, we request at least 1 adult chaperone per 10 youth.