There are lots of ways to get involved in the Pacific Garden Program.
- There is always plenty of work in a garden, and volunteers are always welcome. Anyone can volunteer in our gardens - students, staff, faculty, and members of the wider community. We sometimes advertise volunteer work days, and on Fridays we have Open Garden day from noon to 5pm, but you can contact the Garden Program Director any time about coming into the garden to help out.
- Students can join the Robb Garden Club. Contact RobbGarden@pacific.edu for more details, or join through OrgSync. The Robb Garden Club maintains its own plot in the Robb Garden.
- Become a member of Pacific Kitchen Coop - the coop also has its own plot in the Robb Garden. Grow your own produce and cook it in the Coop kitchen!
- Students are particularly encouraged to make the garden part of their course curriculum. If you would like to do a project in the garden to earn Research or Internship credits, get in touch and we can help arrange it.
- You could take over and plant your own garden plot. The Community Garden on the Sacramento campus is maintained entirely by members of the campus community who maintain their own plots - see the Community Garden in Sacramento page. A portion of the Robb Garden is given over to community allotments, and there are some allotments available - see the Robb Garden page.
- Interested in getting periodic updates from the Pacific Garden Program? Join our email list by sending a message to RobbGarden@pacific.edu.
- You can also check out our presence on social media:
Volunteering Opportunities beyond Pacific:
Boggs Tract Community Farm is a 2.5 acre farm with a chicken coop, family plots, and a local CSA. Part of Puentes, a larger non-profit organization focused on sustainable agriculture, Boggs is a great place to learn more about where your food comes from and how it grows. If you would like to volunteer, visit the Puentes Facebook page.