How To Volunteer

 

Please bring a signed waiver with you when you come.

If you've already given us one in the past we

don't need another. 

Farm Lot 59

2714 California Ave

Long Beach, CA

Parking is at the top by the Farmstand.  Please walk down the road to the farm.  Entrance to the farm is at the bottom of the dirt road.

Don't Forget to Bring:

· Water, snacks

· Hat, sunscreen

· Closed toed shoes

· Garden gloves, tools

Volunteer With Us!

Every Wednesday 8am - 11am

&

2nd Saturdays 8am - 11am

If you are looking for a meaningful and positive outdoor volunteer experience and to be able to give back to the Long Beach community, join Farm Lot 59’s family of volunteer farmers.

 

Our volunteer farmers and financial contributors help FL59 fight hunger and food waste by growing, harvesting and distributing what we grow throughout the year.

How you will use your skills to promote environmentally responsible and sustainable

gardening practices?

 

You don’t need to know a thing just come shovel ready!

 

•   NO prior knowledge of farming or fruit tree production is required. We will train you to plant, grow, harvest and distribute what we produced.

•   We are seeking folks who can commit

•   You will occasionally need to lift and carry objects from 30-40 pounds.

•   You will regularly need to stoop, squat, bend & reach.

•   You will be on your feet the entire time you’re volunteering.

•   Farm work involves being outdoors even when it’s hot or cold, in the rain and in the sun.

•   Come prepared to get dirty! And Please NO OPEN SHOES!

•   Bring water, sunscreen, hat, gloves and snacks and your favorite tools if you have one.

•   No dogs please. Thanks!

 

We know you have mad skills and abilities!

Here are some of the things you might learn when working with FL59:

 

·       Bed prep

·       Soil health

·       Seed saving techniques

·       Seeding

·       Transplanting

·       Crop rotation

·       Proper tool usage

·       Watering / basic irrigation

·       Weeding

·       Pest ID and management

·       Harvesting

·       Processing

·       Pruning

·       Sales

·       Marketing

·       Teamwork

·       Fundraising

·       That Mother Nature is in charge

·       And much more!

Long Beach Local is an agriculture based official 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on donations, grant funding and the sale of our farm products to cover our operational costs. Our mission to incubate and inspire the culture of urban farming in our community through education, food accessibility, and by being a model of sustainable agriculture practices. 

 

We serve Long Beach, California and the surrounding area since 2010.