The Urban Farm depends on volunteers to maintain the organization,
the site, and the programs. People of all ages from all around the
community — from Spryfield, from the Loop, from Jollimore and the Halifax
peninsula — have helped at the Urban Farm over the past twenty years.
In summer, we hire a Head Gardener who coordinates the volunteer
activities from May to September — the busiest time at the Farm.We welcome all volunteers. You can bring your knowledge and experience,
and you can learn new skills and make new friends.When you become a member, you will be asked how you would like to help.
For example, working with young people, with seniors, doing heavy work
with tools, being a board member, working on the gardens, etc.With your volunteer help we can:
- Offer interesting programs for all ages
- Celebrate the harvest with our Harvest Fair
- Sell plants and seeds in the Spring at our Plant Sale and Seedy Saturday
- Teach young families how to grow their own food
- Maintain the farm site at Kidston Farm
Just email the Farm to become a regular volunteer. Groups wishing to volunteer should
send a request at least two weeks in advance.All volunteers who work with children must have a police check and a Child Abuse registry check. The Board of the UFMSS is responsible for
managing the volunteer list.