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Garden Builder

Garden Builder

everyone deserves fresh produce

volunteer as Garden Builder

  • April 21, 2020 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Glen Ellyn Police Department - Training Date
    65 S Park Blvd
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    United States
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  • 24 people are helping
  • The GardenWorks Project

Alongside our clients, we assemble 4x8' raised bed gardens, fill them with soil and compost, and plant seedlings and seeds. This role is a great opportunity to meet our families and engage in what we do in one hour or less. The Build Team Member is one of several volunteers that assist the lead in building a garden at the client’s home. Team Members should engage with clients and encourage them to get involved in the garden building process.  Build Team Members should assist leads in orienting clients to the completed garden. #getyourhandsdirty #quickandeasy #familyfriendly 

Sign up here now to indicate your interest in volunteering for a garden build.  


You will be included on all future notices about our builds.  Garden builders sign up to volunteer for specific times and locations at our Spring Kickoff Volunteer Meeting.  If any volunteer spots remain after the meeting, we will open an online sign-up page.


  • Attend Spring Kickoff Volunteer Meeting
  • Just prior to build, check your email for updates, for possible rescheduling
  • Arrive at build 5 minutes prior to build time
  • Bring sun protection, appropriate shoes, and gardening gloves
  • Help move soil & plants to frame
  • Prepare soil for planting
  • Help plant seeds/seedlings
  • Water new plants/seeds
  • Build should be completed in an hour or less

Skills Desired:

  • No gardening experience necessary!
  • Flexibility in accommodating client preferences during the build.


  • Approximately 1 hour per build (or less)

Who's RSVPing

Jeff Gahris
William Dennis
Debbie Soldato
Sabrina Szasz
Kat KeislerChristie
Marlena Fernandez
Joette Conger
Stephanie Otis
Lisa Sandoval
Christina Wolf
Ryan Sauers

Will you help?