Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards. During our trips last year we weeded the carrot patch, planted broccoli, and picked potatoes and green beans. We accomplished a lot and had a great time!
Gear: Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will supply loaner gloves. Leave your purse locked in your car trunk. It will only get dirty in the fields. Bring a water bottle - a must have! When you arrive, check-in at the admissions window.
Transportation: Public transportation is limited to the commuter rail (Lincoln station) so please get in touch with each other for carpooling using the sign-up list in the link.
Description from Drumlin Farm volunteer manager:
Our farmers grow fifty different types of fruits and vegetables on 17 beautiful acres of Boyce Field - everything from kohlrabi to bok choy. This is local agriculture at its best. Our farmers employ sustainable farming techniques including crop rotation, winter cover crops, and creative pest control, along with a major focus on soil amendments. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides are used. Our produce is sold through our CSA, to downtown restaurants, at the Union Square farmers' market, and at our own farm stand.
Volunteers will learn about our growing techniques as they help our farmers with classic field chores such as thinning, weeding, and harvesting. When chores are done you are welcome to visit the farmyard with the livestock animals or to walk our trails. You can see the same wonderful view from the top of our drumlin that Henry David Thoreau once wrote about in his journal. At 285 feet it is the highest point around.