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Volunteer: Friday Orchard Chores
June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Help us tackle our to-do list! No experience is necessary to help us complete seasonal orchard tasks. Gibbs Farm Heritage orchard has over 30 varieties of heirloom and UMN developed apples. In order to keep our crop safe from insects without using harsh chemical pesticides we use more time intensive methods like apple bagging, sticky traps, fencing and organic treatments.
Projects are great for students, families, small groups (scouts, 4-H ect.) and individuals. Children under 12 should sign up with an adult.
Projects will be lead by Gibbs Farm staff and volunteers and all supplies materials and instructions.
Gibbs Farm will be open to the public after this event, volunteers are encouraged to stay, take a tour or visit with the animals at no admission charge.
Day of Instructions:
Volunteers should park in the Gibbs Farm public parking lot of Cleveland Ave and enter the site through the wooden gates.
Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you can work in. Light snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own.
There are bathrooms and a drinking fountain with water bottle filler on site.