Please submit one form per person. If you are a group of 6 or more people, do not use this sign up form and instead contact Community Garden Manager, Kaitlyn Sirna at email@example.com or by calling 607-205-8108.
-These workdays are rain or shine.
-Please dress for the weather in comfortable clothing and close toed shoes.
-We will have a water cooler and cups, but we recommend you bring a reusable water bottle!
-There is no experience needed, there will be instruction provided on site -- it's very simple and so fun!
-We will have all the tools, including gloves, provided. If you have a favorite tool feel free to bring it along, but make sure it is labeled.
-There are tasks for children ages 6 & up. Younger children may attend with adult supervision at the digression of their guardians.
-If you can't stay for the full shift, no worries! We're happy to have any help you can provide, just please make sure to note it in the comments above!
In recent years, the battle against “critters” at Corbett Avenue have grown. As deer become more domesticated, their bravery has resulted in damaged garden beds and plants and fruits stolen. Additionally, this site experiences a great deal of pest pressure from woodchucks, or ground hogs—which also do damage to plants and fruits.
The garden provides an ecosystem that supports the healthy growth of garden beds, many pollinator-attracting perennial plants and fruit trees. The garden sells out each year with many of the gardeners being involved in the Corbett Garden for more than four years. Corbett makes all of its own compost on site and continues to have some of the most fertile soil out of the VINES’ Community Garden network because of this. Additionally, as demand for gardens continue within VINES, Corbett Avenue is the only on the South Side, providing needed food for many families.
*Rain Date TBD*
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. We do this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. We strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities. www.vinesgardens.org