Spring 2020 dig-ins canceled in response to concerns about coronavirus

Hello, volunteers and friends. After much discussion about hand washing, garden tool washing, and social distancing, we have decided that the best course of action is to cancel our Spring Dig-ins. While we will miss working with our garden recipients and volunteer groups over the next few weeks, the last thing we want is to accidentally contribute to the spread of the coronavirus. In early April, we will re-evaluate and consider whether it makes sense to organize small groups of volunteers to help with upkeep and replanting in some of our gardens. If you have already registered for one of our Spring dig-ins, you will receive an email with details about the cancellation. Meanwhile, we are discussing the possiblity of delivering spring transplants and seeds to some of our regular garden recipients. When we have more information, we will share it with you.

Spring Dig-in dates and registration links:
  • Saturday, March 7th, 8:45am – noon – complete
  • Sunday, March 8th, 8:45am – noon – complete
  • Saturday, March 14th, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Sunday, March 15th, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Saturday, March 21st, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Sunday, March 22nd, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Saturday, March 28th, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Sunday, March 29th, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Saturday, April 4th, 8:45am – noon – canceled
  • Sunday, April 5th, 8:45am – noon – canceled

Frequent volunteer list

Throughout the year, we put together small teams for projects like helping someone do some weeding or mulching a school garden for summer. To receive notifications of these events, sign-up for our frequent volunteer email list.

What to do on the Dig-in day

Please be sure to check the website and your e-mail both the night before and the morning of the Dig-in, as it is possible that we may need to reschedule because of weather, ground conditions, or other reasons. Please bring sun protection, shoes with sturdy soles (digging in flip flops is no fun), water or other beverages, gardening gloves if you use them, and snacks or lunch if you want them. We will provide all the necessary tools and instruction, you do not need any prior training. Plan on staying till 1pm although most teams are able to finish before then.

When and where to meet up

We will meet at 1210 Rosewood Avenue. Please arrive by 8:45am. We will assemble outside in the area behind the building. There is not a sign out front that says “Green Corn Project”, so look for a sign for Rawsome. This map and photo should help you find us. If you come by car, there is limited parking in back but there is additional parking in the surrounding neighborhood. If you park in back, please use caution entering the lot. If you bicycle, there is a bicycle rack on the east side of the building you can lock your bike to. Please do not chain your bicycle to the entrance ramp rails at the front or back entrances as this can block access.

Volunteer check-in

After you arrive, look for a person with a clipboard and please sign in and grab a name tag. It may seem a bit chaotic at first as we gather tools, sort plants, and bag compost – someone will help you find a task. Once we’re ready and everyone has arrived, we’ll assemble, chat about the day, and then you will be assigned to a Dig-in team. You and your team members will exchange phone numbers, learn the destination, and travel to the garden sites (carpooling is encouraged). If you have an appropriate vehicle and would be willing to help transport tools and/or compost to the garden site(s), let us know when you sign in.