Join Unadilla Community Farm for the first of our new 2023 Community Volunteer Days!

On May 13, we will wake the beds up for spring by cleaning up non-woody perennials, weeding, and mulching. Get a tour of the farm, learn about our practices, meet our 2023 Food Access Fellows, and hang out with others from the local community. We can host up to 20 people at a time, so please RSVP using the form on this page to reserve your spot.

This event is kid-friendly. No pets please. We are a smoke-free, substance-free space.

Rain Plan: In the event of heavy rain, we will postpone to the following weekend. We will send out an email reminder on the 12th to confirm the event plan.

COVID Protocols: Since this is an outdoor event, COVID masks are optional. We ask that you put on a mask if you enter an indoor space on the farm. If you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, runny nose, or other symptoms, please do not come to the farm.

What to Wear/Bring:

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Dressing in layers is recommended as temperatures can fluctuate.
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle, sun hat, and garden gloves. We will also have extra hats and garden gloves if needed.

What We Provide:

  • We will provide garden tools and other supplies needed for the farming tasks.
  • We will have drinking water available onsite to refill water bottles.
  • We will have COVID masks, hand sanitizer, natural sunscreen, and bug repellent available for those who want them.
  • We have a composting toilet and handwashing station available onsite.

Nature & Wildlife:

  • We encourage everyone to do a tick check when you return home. We are lucky that the tick population is minimal here. Removing deer ticks within 48 hours will keep you safe from lyme disease.
  • We have never seen poison ivy or poison oak on our property, although it does grow in this region.
  • Two extremely common plants to be cautious of are carrots and parsnips, which grow wild all over the Northeast. If their sap gets on your skin, it can cause mild blistering, which is harmless but can be uncomfortable. If you are taking medications that photo-sensitize your skin (e.g. increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun), such as acne medication that contains alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), or if you have a history of photo-sensitivity, please let us know and be sure to wear a hat, gloves, long sleeves, and long pants while working and avoid working with carrots and parsnips.
  • We have never encountered poisonous spiders or snakes on our property, but likewise, recommend caution if you see an animal that you are unfamiliar with. Although uncommon, you may encounter blister beetles when working in the soil in the Northeast, which can cause mild but harmless blistering.

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