Inwood Community Farm

Our nonprofit's primary goal is to grow nutrition rich, seasonal produce to donate to our local food banks and individuals in need.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Animal Care
Construction
Faith and Wellness
Fundraising
General
Teaching

What We Need

We are looking for dependable volunteer help for general garden work including but not limited to rototilling, weeding, mowing, weed-eating, amending soil, planting, working the greenhouse, and harvesting. If you have experience with, or an interest in any aspect of animal husbandry, we are happy to offer time with the animals as well…

WE WELCOME OUTSIDE KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS! We welcome YOUR creativity! Have an idea for the garden you’d like to take the lead on? We love to see new ideas come to life! Our hope is to start offering more educational workshops throughout the season. Do you have a special skill or knowledge you’d like to share with others? Teach a workshop for experience if you’d like! If you are interested in doing so, let us know when you contact us and we will start getting the word out for a upcoming workshop!
Ideas for workshops include Yoga, art, herbs, identifying useful weeds in the garden, “how to” classes like crafts, planting etc… have another idea you’d like to share?


When & Who

Our hours are flexible and we try our best to work volunteer hours around a schedule that works for everyone.

Please contact us and lets talk!
Volunteers camping at the farm can stay up to 12 days a time.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees, Disabled

Our Fees

$0
$0

No Fees to volunteer. We are grateful for the time people are willing to put into the farm. As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work".


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Contact Person

Sarah
29375 Inwood Road, Shingletown, United States.

Other Ways to Help

See a need, fill a need!

As a working farm, there is always something to be done, from big projects to simple tasks. Many hands make light work, and we appreciate any time volunteers are willing to share their time!
We have daily tasks that are routine and different projects going on all the time! Even an hour in the garden goes a long way!

*Bulk Soil (organic) - We typically purchase the Organic Compost from Axner in Redding, CA, but open to comparable products
*Assorted Heirloom Seeds
*Fencing (no-climb, poultry, cattle and/or hog panels, t-posts, 4x4 posts
*Plywood, 2x4's and misc. building supplies (used and still usable are OK!)
*Lawn Mowers and Weed eaters! Small cultivators/rototillers and hand-tools such as shovels, pitchforks, wheelbarrows etc...
*Animal Feed (pig, chicken/chick, assorted grains such as COB, rolled corn, rolled oats, chaffehay, alfalfa pellets, assorted varieties of bailed hay etc.)
*Portable Canopies and/or Shade Cloth for temporary shade structures
*Water Pump #1: to move water from a holding tank up to the top of our aquaponic trays in greenhouse
*Water Pump #2: to move high volume water from the pond (so some mud and debris) through a hose in the event of fire


Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people
4

We are set up to host only a small number of volunteers at the farm at any given time, however, the small town of Shingletown offers several options for area camping and recreation. We have a KOA campground up the road, private cabins for rent, many campgrounds both developed and primitive...as well as national forest just up the hill that allows free camping.
Below Shingletown is the City of Redding which offers a variety of Hotels and Motels as well as a range of shops and entertainment options as well.
When planning your stay from out of the area, we are happy to offer suggestions/help you find a situation that fit your needs while in the area.

Winter and Spring typically brings cooler temps and rainy or snowy days. Along with planting/harvesting the seasonal crops that are grown this time of year, Activities may be limited more to the greenhouse, or working outside in the rain or mud (diverting water, repairing storm blown structures etc.)

Summer and Fall Can be very warm. We tend to work more in the mornings and evenings and use the afternoons for free time. We spend a lot more time this time of year outdoors planting, harvesting and working with irrigation needs.

About Our Farm
WHO WE ARE: Inwood Community Farm is a registered non-profit, providing food and education to those in need. Located in the foothills of Mt. Lassen in Northern California, the area has much to offer on your well-deserved time off. The farm is on an old country road, a rural area which almost takes you back in time. We have an amazing small network of dedicated volunteers involved to help make the garden run, but we need more hands and we love outside perspectives. We have had amazing luck with volunteer contributions bring new and fresh ideas and new skills!

ICF consists of a garden with vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, and flowers, which are all grown with organic practices. There are also pigs, chickens, bees, cows and horses on the farm. We sell produce, and occasionally some arts/crafts to help keep the farm going (about 25% of our produce goes to market), but we aim to mainly harvest to donate to food banks and our local medical center’s diabetic patients. We created a ‘sister garden’ at a school for youth with behavioral challenges, and invite them up for various programs. We also offer the garden as an educational space for home-school groups and others, as a way of engaging with the community.

THIS SEASONS SPECIAL NEEDS (2019 Spring/Summer season): This year we have had more of a challenge keeping the farm running smoothly. First, with all the odd weather at the start of our growing season (loss of crops due to unseasonable snows and hail storms) followed by our “Farm Lead” diagnosed with a very rare condition/ brain tumor in May, that has taken the majority of her ability to work the garden away from her while she heals from brain surgery!! She is doing well (just ask her, she will smile and tell you as much!) but while she was in the hospital, we fell behind greatly! More than ever, we are incredibly grateful for everyone willing to put in some time helping out at the farm.

Since we are 30 minutes from town and off the beaten path, it is hard to get solid volunteer help. We are looking at our WWOOFers as dependable help for general garden work including but not limited to rototilling, weeding, mowing, weed-eating, amending soil, planting, working the greenhouse, and harvesting. If you have experience with, or an interest in any aspect of animal husbandry, we are happy to offer time with the animals as well…

WE WELCOME OUTSIDE KNOWLEDGE AND IDEAS! We welcome YOUR creativity! Have an idea for the garden you’d like to take the lead on? We love to see new ideas come to life! Our hope is to start offering more educational workshops throughout the season. Do you have a special skill or knowledge you’d like to share with others? Teach a workshop for experience if you’d like! If you are interested in doing so, let us know when you contact us and we will start getting the word out for a upcoming workshop!
Ideas for workshops include Yoga, art, herbs, identifying useful weeds in the garden, “how to” classes like crafts, planting etc… have another idea you’d like to share? Please msg us!

THE AREA: On your time away from the farm, the surrounding area is full of outdoor opportunities! SO MANY places to discover and fall in love with!
Mt. Lassen National Park is just up the hill about 35 minutes. The mountain itself is an active volcano- the southern most in the Cascade Range. Nearby areas also offer world-class outdoor activities including fly-fishing; there are many lakes, rivers, and streams. Wh

What are you waiting for?

We at Inwood Community Farm would love to hear from you!