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Opportunity Details

GARDEN: Fresh Approach Community Compost Hub Program


Project Overview

The Community Compost Hub Program teaches the community how to divert their compostable food waste into gardening compost. The hub is a place for community members to gain hands-on experience with grass-roots food waste management. Through their workshops, volunteer workdays, and community resources, they equip families with the skills and means to convert their food scraps into rich gardening compost to grow healthy fruits and vegetables.

Volunteers will support this project by integrating food scraps into a compost pile, sifting compost, and more!

About Fresh Approach

Fresh Approach is a nonprofit organization that aims to create long-term change in local food systems, by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. As part of the industrious EPA community, they seek to foster a more communal growing, sharing, and eating of fresh, local produce.

Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Volunteers are required to wear a mask that covers both their nose and mouth for the entire duration of the volunteer time

  • Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, sturdy closed-toe shoes, face covering, sunscreen, water, and a hat.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves and gardening tools. Please notify the project leader ahead of time if you need gardening gloves or a mask.

  • Please do your part in keeping our community healthy. If you are immuno-compromised, at increased risk for severe illness, or feeling sick at all, please decline your registration to the event and register for a project at a less risky time. For additional resources and guidance on how to keep yourself healthy, visit the CDC website.

If your group is larger than the listed project maximum, please email kim@handsonbayarea.org. For a one-time $50 group sign-up fee, we can assist your team with signing up and coordinating with the agency partner for possible accommodation.

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Environment
Low-income communities
Gardening/Planting

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:14+

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