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Celebrate Seward 2022

Join us for a day of fun in Seward, we will be there demo-ing garden boxes, and taking Email Signups!

 

Program Status - 2022 Is Completed

Our Garden and Soil Programs are closed for 2022.  This year we installed 43 garden beds and provided 473 buckets of soil, and that's a lot of potential to raise tomatoes, broccoli and of course Swiss Chard!

If you want to be informed about next year's program, please signup for our email list - sign up.

Thanks for another great year!

~ Chard Your Yard Team

Volunteer

Help make "Chard Your Yard" happen!

Our program relies on volunteers to install garden beds for neighbors.  If you are able, please consider joining us in 2022. 

Signup as a Volunteer!

COVID Safety Precautions

We're in an amazing time - and we continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions. See our COVID page for details

2022 Volunteer Events 

We have two phases of the install process, Build Night and Install Days.  All of these events will be conducted following Covid safety precautions, including masks, and social distancing. 

Build Nights

  • Wednesday May 4th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday May 11th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

During the build nights, we cut the lumber, and partially assemble the garden bed frames.  Once partially assembled, we deliver the garden bed frames to the garden install locations. 

Skills required:

  • Commitment to follow COVID safety procedures
  • Light lifting ability - 10 to 20 lbs
  • Interest in the garden build process
  • Sign a Volunteer Consent Waiver before participating

Optional items:

  • Safety glasses or other eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Gloves for handling lumber
  • Heavy duty drills to assemble beds
  • Car or truck to transport partly assembled beds to garden install locations

Everyone is welcome!  If you have never participated, there is plenty of time for learning.  We value everyone's interest and encourage everyone's participation. 

Signup as a Volunteer!

Install Days

There are two install days, and two sessions on each day:

  • Saturday - May 7th - AM shift - 9am - Noon
  • Saturday - May 7th - PM shift - 1pm - 4pm
  • Saturday - May 14th - AM shift - 9am - Noon
  • Saturday - May 14th - PM shift - 1pm - 4pm

All shift members are invited to join us for a socially distanced lunch event. We will have tacos from Habanero Tacos Grill 3223 E Lake St.   

 

For the installs, we break into small teams of 4-6 people.  Each team works together to complete the garden installation.  Team members transport themselves to the install sites, along with buckets of soil and the unassembled garden beds.  On-site, the garden bed is fully assembled.  The bed is placed, and filled with soil.  When we finish, we take a photo of gardener and the install crew in front of the completed install. 

Skills required:

  • Commitment to follow COVID safety procedures
  • Ability to transport yourself to install sites
  • Light lifting ability - 10 to 20 lbs
  • Interest in the garden build process
  • Sign a Volunteer Consent Waiver before participating

Optional items:

  • Safety glasses or other eye protection
  • 5 gallon or smaller buckets to transport soil to the gardens
  • Shovel for leveling soil in the bed
  • Gloves for handling lumber
  • Heavy duty drills to assemble beds
  • Car or truck to transport partly assembled beds and soil to the garden install locations

Volunteers are also welcome to join our carbon-neutral team using bicycles and trailers to install and deliver gardens!  

Everyone is welcome!  If you have never participated, there is plenty of time for learning.  We value everyone's interest and encourage everyone's participation.

Signup as a Volunteer!

The Volunteer Process

First, you'll need to create an account on this website.  We use our account to track your hours, and give you access to the gardens you will help install.  Your information is private and we will never sell or distribute your information, except to work with you on Chard Your Yard.

Next you will fill out the Signup and Waiver form.  By completing the Signup and Waiver form, you are confirming the written waiver.  

You will receive a follow up email with more instructions. 

If you have any questions, please contact us!  Better to ask any questions before signing up.

Thanks for considering this, you are making the amazing world we live in today!

Signup as a Volunteer!

Updated - 2022-02-28

Volunteers