About the Stewardship Site:
The beautiful Observatory Park, home to the University of Denver's (DU) historic Chamberlin Observatory, is a small yet spacious park tucked out of sight just east of the DU campus. In addition to the landmark Observatory, the park features century-old trees, an extensive playground area, and vast fields perfect for picnicking or a pickup game of Frisbee.
About the Volunteer Experience:
VOC is excited to team up with our long-term partner, Grow Local Colorado, to harvest vegetable gardens that demonstrate the beauty of edible gardens, engage community participation, and inspire Denver residents to grow their own vegetable gardens. Volunteer work will be fun, easy, and child-friendly. Tasks will involve harvesting vegetables, weeding, and raking the soil.
About the Overall Impact:
The produce that VOC volunteers planted in the spring are now mature and ready to be donated to local organizations including food banks, homeless shelters, and families in need. By growing food locally, we reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the distance food has to travel, minimize water use, decrease soil erosion, and help develop a sustainable community. This is a great opportunity for families and kids to earn their #GardenGuru digital badge! Learn more by downloading VOC's mobile app, YourCO, on iPhone or Android.
NOTE: MINORS ON VOC PROJECTS
Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.