How You Can Help
The purpose of the Growing A Future School Farm is to engage both students and community members. There are many ways to get involved with the GAF program and we invite you to find what fits your desires and jump in!
Volunteering Your Time
Whether you're a student or community member, if you have time in the morning, afternoon, evening or weekend, there are important ways and opportunities for you to help us grow the program. Let us know your schedule and we'll do our best to keep you as involved as you would like to be.
Using Your Talents
From planting to weeding, watering to full irrigation, pruning to harvesting, hoeing to driving tractors, website to personal sales development, we have a way for you to use your talents to make a difference in the GAF program and farm. Send us your list of available talents and we'll keep you busy.
Financial & In-Kind
Although they say 'money makes the world go round' we've found that a spare shovel, hoe, wheelbarrow can keep a volunteer busy. Perhaps you have a tractor or tiller that you will operate for a day to prep the planting area? Maybe it's a load of manure to drop off to enhance our soil? All donations are welcomed and needed.
WHAT WE NEED
Specific needs for the School Farm (what we can save on discounts will make our donations* go a lot further):
PHASE I - Completed!
PHASE II - Completed!
PHASE III (June onward)
Based on the progress of Phase I & II
GAF Classroom Training Materials (books and supplies)
Storage Shed (Lumber & Building Materials)
30’x48’ Professional Greenhouse for year-round growing and classroom training center ($24,000)
Expanded Solar Power Program ($6,500)
Aquaponics program for Greenhouse ($4,500)
Gravel and equipment for GAF access roads & parking area (in-kind gravel and equipment)
* All in-kind and financial donations are processed and reported through our 501(c)3 overseeing charity Sea Mercy and are 100% tax deductible.