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Get Involved

The Ted and Chris Robb Garden is currently being maintained and worked on by Dr. Brunell's research students, Garden Wellness Ambassadors, the garden club, and student volunteers. Interested in volunteering in the garden? You can volunteer when a garden staffer is in the garden! See the schedule below. 

 Research Student & Garden Staff Hours (Open)
Spring 2014 Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
             2:00-4:00           12:00-2:00            9:00-11:00          12:00-4:00           1:00-4:00

Meet our current Research Students and Garden Wellness Ambassadors here

DIY Videos to Grow Your Own Garden by Master Gardener Dr. Mark Brunell

Before going to the garden, you should watch Dr. Brunell's video on how to garden. Watching these videos will help you reach your full potential as a volunteer and help keep work efficient!

To watch the instructional videos click here or on the respective links below: 

A list of possible activities include the following:

·          Layout a garden(sample from Fall 2013) 

·          Bed Preparation 

·          Irrigate crops using drip tape

·          Amend the soil

·          Compost

·          Select crops and understand crop seasons

·          Plant seeds in the greenhouse

·          Direct Sowing (Broadcasting) Seeds

·          Transplant seedlings

·          Manage pests without synthetic pesticides

·          Protect crops

·          Harvest crops

·          Record and manage crop data

·          Market and sell produce  

Current Activities:  

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, contact the sustanibility director, Shanna Eller at seller@pacific.edu. There are volunteer opportunities all of the time, stay updated by liking the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boggstractcommunityfarm

Students volunteering at BOGGS