The garden could not function without the help of a network of volunteers, who come in a wide range of ages, both from within the ranks of parishioners and from the wider community. Semi-regular emails are sent out to those who’ve requested them, containing updates on the garden’s progress throughout the season. To be added to the list of subscribers, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and the email address to which the updates are to be sent.
Some dedicated volunteers come consistently to one or both of two weekly work sessions, on Monday and Thursday mornings starting between 8 and 8:30. Tools and directions are provided, and coming to one of these work sessions is a good way for individuals or families to sample what we do and decide if this activity is a good fit for them. For those with limited time to volunteer, coming even once a summer is a fine contribution to the Jubilee Garden and offers the concrete reward of seeing what can be accomplished in a few hours, whether it is a bucket of beans picked or a length of row neatly weeded and trimmed. To make sure a regular session has not been cancelled due to inclement weather or a holiday, contact Liz Black at 303-666-5248
If you are part of a group that carries out service projects now and then, the Jubilee Garden can offer your team such an opportunity, arranged to fit your schedule. Those who have chosen to help in the garden tell us that doing so proved to be a great team building activity and a memorable occasion for all the participants. In 2013 youth from Growing Gardens helped out and in 2014 a corporate team from Egg Strategy worked at the Jubilee Garden the day before the floods of September, which was fortuitous as vegetables could not be donated if they grew on plants inundated with water that might have been contaminated. Participants in the Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures summer program came out with their coaches in 2014 and again in 2015. Some elders from the Church of the Latter Day Saints came early in the 2015 season and helped with the hard work of laying down weed barriers and installing bean trellises. To explore the possibility of a group activity at one of the Earth’s Table gardens, contact Michele Pelanne by email. Her address is email@example.com