Volunteer With Us

Thanks for your interest in joining Prairie Urban Farm! Watch our volunteer video (below). After signing the annual waiver form (Adult waiver/Family waiver) , you can sign up for any of our garden work bees. Once you've completed the process to volunteer, you can join our Slack channel for the latest information on the garden.

  Sign up for volunteer work bees 

A great way to stay up-to-date on Prairie Urban Farm is to join our mailing list. This is how we send out cancellation notifications of sessions (in case of poor weather), other volunteer opportunities and upcoming events.

Volunteers posing with our scarecrow El Corado and the farm produce they grew!

Volunteer Hours & Time Commitment

Volunteers get fully orientated on site by a garden leader during one of our regular volunteer drop-in hours. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of when our drop-in hours are set each season. There is no minimum time commitment necessary, however, we do like to see volunteers once a week if they can make it. This helps us to communicate any changes at the farm and it's a better experience for volunteers as it allows you to see the farm progress through out the season and to be involved in each step of that progression.

What to bring

For a volunteer session you must bring gloves and a face mask. You only have to wear the mask when physical distancing of 2 metres can't be maintained. We suggest you wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty in case you're kneeling in the dirt or it's muddy after a rain (this includes closed-toe shoes that you don't mind getting a bit dirty). Also, bring a reusable bag (grocery store bag) to put some produce in for when you go home. A water bottle and sunscreen is good to bring as well. Other than that you don't need anything - we provide all the tools, which will be sanitized at the end of each shift.

Volunteers adding compost and mulch to our fruit trees in the spring.

How to get to Prairie Urban Farm

Prairie Urban Farm is located within the University of Alberta's South Campus in Edmonton, AB. Our farm is next to the Dairy Research Facility on 118 Street and south of 60 Avenue.

If you are coming to Prairie Urban Farm by vehicle, you can access 60 avenue by turning off 61 avenue going towards the U of A, or turning off 113 Street southbound.

Public Transit
The farm is very easy to access by public transit. The South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park LRT Station is a 15-20 minute walk away and many buses stop at this transit station as well.

Many of the roads around and within South Campus are bicycle friendly including 113 Street and 122 Street.

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  2. Wow, it's very exciting. May I become your member.

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