Support the Morris FarmVolunteer Opportunities:
Our 2015 Appeal was successful! We certainly appreciate the way you give! You do know that it goes to support the day to day expenses of the farm and to keep the mission alive and well! There is always so many things that need to be done and whatever you are willing to give helps to defray costs for maintaining the farm, educational programming, special up grades to systems, and projects of many magnitudes!
Volunteers at the Morris Farm are one the farm’s most valuable assets and are key to the farm’s success. Volunteers are both the face and the livelihood of the farm. Please consider joining the dynamic team of fellow volunteers at the Morris Farm. Thank you! To sign up to be on the Volunteer list for the Morris Farm, please fill out this information form. Feel free to follow up with a call to 882-4080 or an email to email@example.com as well. Thanks so much!
- The Morris Farm Store
- Volunteers are needed to staff regularly scheduled hours in the Farm Store
- Master Gardener Volunteers
- Extra help is needed planting, weeding, and harvesting in the Master Gardener Garden on Wednesday mornings
- Wandering Root Farm
- Farmer Hannah Court can always use a few extra hands to get daily farm chores done
- Event Staff
- Some examples include the annual plant sale, Farm & Fish Fair, Tour de Farms, Community Thanksgiving Potluck, Open Mic Nights, Community Contra Dances, . Help with set-up/clean- up, press release/article writing, sticking up posters around town, making signs, taking photographs, working the grill, cooking meals, washing dishes, etc etc etc.
- Volunteer Coordinator
- work in collaboration with program coordinator to contact volunteers, assign tasks and manage scheduling. Finding one exceedingly gracious person who would be willing to take the lead here would bolster the operations of the farm greatly and make a huge impact
- Trail/Yurt Maintenance
- this is one that we’d greatly appreciate help with! While we may not need your help with this every week, if we could get a few committed folks who could do this consistently, the mowing should be very manageable.
- Website Work
- design and updates to the website we’re currently building
- Teaching a Class
- lead an informal (or intensive, it’s up to you) session on a farm or natural-history- based theme for our “Backyard Farmer” series. Topics might include chickens 101, canning, companion planting, organic pest control, wild edibles/medicinal plant hike, soap-making, mushroom log cultivation, seed saving techniques… or anything you might conjure up!
- help us build the farm (and keep it from falling to pieces!)… some tasks that need doing are installing a tractor shed, building compost bins, helping to build/install a spring-fed reservoir for livestock in the back field, ditch work, shoring up the fence in the front of the building, snow shoveling, replacing shingles on the storefront, painting (back deck door needs work), cleaning out and repairing the chicken coop (or if you’re ambitious, doing a complete rebuild), light carpentry in various places. Helping to bring our ramp (back deck), intern apartment and stove up to fire code
To sign up to volunteer fill out our form here. 2017 Wish List
- Community Garden members!
- Volunteers for the many aspects of the farm! Call us with what you might like to do 882-4080
- 4WD tractor
- Brush hog (5 or 6 foot w/3 point hitch)
- Shop and farm tools
- A 2nd double glass door commercial cooler for the store
- New tables and chairs for the Learning Center
- Golf cart or ATV for transporting materials out to the yurt and trails
- Anyone interested in being on a development committee? Got some time to think and throw out ideas? We've got the coffee, give us a call and we will set up a time!
Donate to The Morris Farm today
Your donation makes possible the good work we do here at the Morris Farm. It supports vibrant programming for youth, families and adults, builds raised beds for our an educational garden, buys first aid supplies, helps to pay the vet bill for an ailing heifer, fixes a leaky roof, repairs trails, and teaches a child the pleasure and importance of growing their own food.
Donations are fully tax deductible.
Members’ dues are used to help cover regular day to day operating
expenses. The Morris Farm Trust is a not-for profit, 501(c)(3)
organization. It is funded by program fees, individual gifts, corporate
gifts, foundation grants, and annual membership dues. Our members
understand and appreciate the value of sustainable farming and of local
grown food. They know the importance of connecting our children to the
earth and the creatures we share it with.