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Volunteer Farm Helpers: Tues - Wed - Sat 🌿 👩‍🌾

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Our VOLUNTEER FARM HELPER SESSIONS are a great way to learn valuable skills in growing your own food. Each session is supervised by one of our Green Thumb Farm team.

About Green Thumb Farm: 

We are a not-for-profit educational community farm located in Samford Valley Queensland. We educate and inspire children and adults of all abilities to grow and eat locally grown food, including wild greens and native plants. We promote composting, worming farming and a regenerative farming approach.

Volunteers are integral to the operational of the community farm. Our Farm Helpers Program is a way that the community can get involved in supporting Green Thumb Farm, and at the same time, learn valuable skills in growing organic food that you can use in your own garden!

Each morning, there are a variety of jobs that need doing at Green Thumb Farm to keep it operational. This includes weeding, planting seedlings, working in the nursery, mulching, or general maintenance.  At the start of the morning, we give our farm helpers a brief of what needs doing, and there is the opportunity to select a role based on your capabilities. We cannot guarantee that any particular roles are available each day, however, we do have a general routine at the Farm that we follow. If you have a preference for certain work please speak to one of the Green Thumb Farm Team and we will see what we can do. 

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🐝🪲🌼 Commitment:

To help us with consistency and planning we kindly ask for people to make a commitment to attend on your nominated morning for at least 4 weeks. Of course we also understand that sometimes things come up and you may need to cancel a session.

After registering and providing your phone number, you will receive an invitation to join our Volunteer Whats Ap group which is what we use for our general communication.  If for any reason you cannot attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can plan accordingly. 

🐝🪲🌼 Who is it for:  

No prior gardening or farm experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of physical fitness and ability is needed for most of the jobs. If in doubt, please talk to your doctor to receive a medical clearance prior to attending. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised while at the farm. People with disabilities are welcome to attend with their carers. 

🐝🪲🌼 Our Volunteer Farm Helper Program runs on the following days in Term 3: 

Tuesdays - 9.30am - 12pm [nursery & planting]

Wednesdays; 9.30am - 12pm [planting & farm work] [this is also our home-schooling day]

Saturdays: 7am - 9am [harvesting & prepping produce ready for sale]

Saturdays: 9am - 12pm [farm gate sales & farm work]

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🍅🐞🌻 What to bring: 
  • Please wear closed shoes or boots
  • A hat, sunscreen and long sleeved clothing to protect you from the sun
  • A water bottle and any morning tea snacks you need to keep you going


Green thumb farm is open to all ages and abilities, however it is important to know that while we are always looking for ways to make it more accessible, the farm may not be suitable for everyone. There are some areas with uneven surfaces, stairs in some parts, and other areas that we have carved out flat pathways covered in mulch. We would love the farm to become wheelchair accessible, and welcome groups and funding bodies to help make this happen. If you have any concerns about the accessibility, we suggest reaching out to us to discuss your needs and we will help you the best we can.

🍅🐞🌻Keeping Everyone Safe:  

Gardening activities involve some inherent risks, some environmental and physical risk, and all farm users agree to take all reasonable precautions and follow all directions to ensure their safety. This includes only engaging in activities that are within your physical capabilities.To  ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involve, all participants must complete a Farm User Registration form before commencing any activities at the Farm. You can complete the form on the first day you attend the Farm. 


Free onsite parking. Take the turn off from Mt Samson Rd, into Green Thumb Farm. Take the first turn to the left which leads you past a little red building  and there you will see the parking area. 

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