Throw Your Weight Around at Better Farm's Volunteer Day May 11

Better Farm is hosting its First Annual Volunteer Day Sunday, May 11, in order to invite the public (and their moms in honor of Mother's Day) in for a behind-the-scenes look and hands-on learning experience of how Better Farm works. Get your hands dirty right alongside with us and learn a ton in the process about organic and alternative gardening methods, green building and repairs, and loving your Mother in the truest sense of the word.

Here's a rough outline of all the things we'll be up to! If you would like to attend, please email with any particular items on this list that interest you. Lunch and refreshments will be provided!

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 11
  • Planting trees, seeds, and transplanting
  • Tending plants in greenhouse
  • Straw-bale construction for walls of new events gazebo
  • Turning compost
  • Shoveling mulch and compost, wheel-barreling to garden rows
  • Cleaning up materials space
  • Tool maintenance/tool shed organization
  • Sauna construction
  • Building slatted racks for bee hive
  • Mulch gardening
  • Rainwater catchment repairs/installation
  • Outdoor shower installation 
  • Pond maintenance
  • Deck sanding, staining
  • Shed demolition
  • Chicken coop repair, deep clean

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.