What’s It Like to Volunteer at Fairgate Farm? Farm Manager Pete Novajosky has answers to frequently asked questions.
What is it like to volunteer at Fairgate Farm?
We try to make the experience as rich and rewarding as we can. What people do depends on what the Farm needs. Early in the season we are preparing the fields, turning over the soil and planting. During the season we are weeding, cultivating, watering and harvesting our plants. We’re also composting, having special events, making signs – there is a lot to do!
What sort of people volunteer at Fairgate Farm?
Many different kinds of people volunteer at Fairgate. We have a large cohort of young people in their late teens, 20s and 30s, plus many who are in their 50s and 60s. We have “mom’s groups,” corporate teams, community service groups, people from organizations like Future 5, the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club. We love anyone and everyone who volunteers at the Farm!