We know that part of committing to your community is giving back to it, and our favorite way to volunteer includes spending time in beautiful Georgia sunshine.
We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty - and we like it even more when it’s for a good cause! If you’re looking for a way to get outside and volunteer in your community, the Augusta area is overflowing with community garden volunteer opportunities! Here are a few of our favorites:
Good Shepherd Community Garden
The City Hope Alliance and the Good Shepherd Community Garden teamed up for this volunteering opportunity. You will help establish a vegetable garden for Good Shepherd Church to provide food resources for our local community.
For this project, the Good Shepherd Community Garden team is in need of dump trucks, soil, seeds, and gardening tools to support their efforts. You will help get this project off the ground and maintain the community garden. Interested in signing up to volunteer with the Good Shepherd Community Garden? Send them an email at email@example.com.
Pendleton King Park
On the first Thursday morning of every month, volunteers come to the Hydrangea Garden to weed, fertilize, and maintain the grounds. This volunteer group, called Friends of Pendleton, helps with all areas of the gardens. They organize events at the park, work on carpentry projects for the ground, paint the facility, and give back however they can.
Pendleton King Park sees its volunteers as a fundamental part of their success. Friends of Pendleton are the reason for many of the recent revitalization projects on the park grounds.
Icebox Urban Farm
Icebox Ministries is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that aims to help individuals, families, and communities become more sustainable. They do this by teaching people about the benefits of local food networks. Icebox Ministries also teaches people how to grow, cook, and preserve their own food. At their campus in downtown Augusta, they have classes, a greenhouse and of course, an urban garden. The Community Gardening at Icebox Urban Farm event, led by Robert Sims, is part of the SNAP ED gardening classes. It is free and open to the public. Take some food home with you when you help out! Want to know more? Check out their volunteer page for more information.
In today’s hustle and bustle society, we have to remember that our neighbors and our community are all we have. By giving our time to volunteer, we are changing Augusta for the better. Regardless of whether you take our recommendations or find your own way to contribute, we hope you will consider giving back.