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101 ways to Contribute!
3/20/2012 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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2012 Live and Thrive Community Gardens

101 ways to Contribute!

Contribute in a wide variety of ways you feel comfortable

  • Copy/paste this doc to an email
  • Highlight everything that interests you.
  • Send it back to me via email:
  • We need your help in more ways than just gardening.

We need your skills, knowledge, experience, resources, tools, talents, equipment and abilities.

Some ongoing volunteer opportunities are listed below, but if you have an idea or project in mind and want to contribute, talk with me or your coordinator.

We GREATLY appreciate your contribution, small or large!


Garden Skills

  • Tree cutting
  • Tilling
  • Raking
  • Ditch digging
  • Tree pruning
  • Weeding
  • Watering
  • Green house work
  • Planting
  • Birds nest removal
  • Welding
  • Chain saw knowledge and skill
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • Harvesting (everyone who wants a portion of the harvest will need to help with this assignment since it’s so demanding. There may some exceptions. Let us know if you feel you should be exempt.)
  • Other?


Creative talents and skills are needed to make our garden organization successful.

Please share information about you!



Computer/Internet/Creative Skills

  • Writing and posting daily blogs
  • Social Media services i.e. posting photos, updates, information on our LiveandThrive FB page, Meetup, Pinterest, Twitter
  • Tweeting on Twitter,
  • Helping “Internet Challenged” members be “in the loop” by calling them or letting them call you to know what's happening
  • Graphic Design for fliers
  • Video/editing skills to help Sheryl with
  • Experience with and access to Mac Book Pro (movie making skills for free youtube videos for garden members)
  • Posting Sheryl’s “how to” videos on YouTube
  • Secretarial work
  • Garden Photographers
  • Other?

Interpersonal/Organizational Skills: 

Help us follow through with the many different activities needed to provide for you and the community.

  • Care for homeowner:  Make sure they receive a weekly harvest and their needs are addressed pertaining to the garden
  • Give garden tours to new members
  • Runner/driver – Running errands and/or picking up product, especially from Holladay Garden headquarters. At times, a member is willing to work in the garden but has no transportation
  • Connections with home improvement businesses & nurseries
  • Collect donations from local businesses (we acquire items to reward garden members and give away prizes and incentives)
  • Fundraising
  • Barter and Trade connections w/ local businesses (Trades have been made with Riches Bagels, Hagerman’s Bakery, Great Harvest, etc.)
  • Bargain hunting & scavenger skills – Go on treasure hunts for needed items for our gardens (i.e. garden tools, etc.).  Find items that are donated OR very cheap at yard/garage sales or thrift stores
  • Picking up bagels
  • Work at farmer's markets and other local events
  • Other?