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Opportunity Details

Civic & Community
Families, Low-income communities, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Ex-offenders

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:16+

Seasonal Garden Prep (Saturday)


Community is an important part of the BELL Garden!  Join us as we prepare the garden for the current growing season. The garden serves as teaching and learning lab for volunteers, students of Bellevue Middle Prep, and our community!

Volunteers will be focusing on outdoor activities at this time. Rain protection is suggested if rain is in the forecast. 
 
The garden runs on volunteer power, no experience is necessary. Feel free to come just to learn more about gardening or share your experience.
 
Children under 12! If a parent or group will have children under the age of 12, please contact the opportunity leader below and let us know the ages in advance so we can plan activities that age group will enjoy. Children accompanying parents do not need to sign up for a spot.
 
Youth! If a group leader is signing up a group of youth under age 18, please contact the opportunity leader below before signing up. Thank you!
 
As a volunteer, you will help:

  • Sow and harvest plants as needed
  • Water and weed existing garden rows
  • Prepare garden beds for planting
  • Work in our greenhouse
  • Tend our chicken flock
  • Canning/ Preserving

 
To prepare for volunteering:

  • Please wear closed toed shoes/boots and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
  • We will also have all the tools you need.
  • We have a climate controlled classroom for breaks.
  • We do not cancel due to cold weather. The exception is snow or ice. Be safe!
  • Most of the garden is in full sun. Consider bringing a sunhat or visor.
  • Most importantly: bring a water bottle, hydration is vital! We have a refrigerator to keep drinks cold.

 
About the BELL Garden:
The garden serves as a learning space for students, volunteers, and the community to grow food; learn about healthy eating choices; and gain an understanding of food access in our community. Volunteers can take the harvest home. 
 
 
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  • Please see Mayor John Cooper’s Road for Reopening Nashville here
  • Please see current CDC COVID recommendation here

 
We have asked our partners to update their posting language to reflect their current COVID guidelines. If you have any questions in general, or you don’t see details, you can reach out to the opportunity coordinator via the link next to their name below. 
 
With that being said, we acknowledge that everyone has their own comfort level with regards to being out in the world with respect to the current pandemic. If you go to a project, and feel unsafe, please speak to on-site representative and let HON know – your feedback is invaluable, and we work to keep everyone safe while meeting urgent needs in the community.
 
 

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