TJMS Community Garden Volunteer Policy

Community volunteers help TJMS meet the needs of S. Arlington families with our produce donations to local food pantries. We can't do it without you! In the 2022 garden season, we donated over a thousand pounds of fresh produce from the garden, and we are hopeful that we'll break that record in 2023.

TJ families, neighbors, and community volunteers are invited to join us on Saturday mornings from 10:00am to noon. It's a great opportunity to get fresh air, learn about gardening, and spend time with our friends and neighbors. All ages are welcome, but children under 6th grade must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

We also welcome corporate volunteer workdays. If you're interested in setting up a special workday just for your company, please send an email to tjmsoutside@gmail.com.

Volunteer News and Pictures

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Our first unofficial garden workday— the three garden managers hanging out and transplanting kale, weeding, and turning compost. Soon we will be welcoming all of our wonderful volunteers back to the garden for the 2024 growing season! #schoolgarden #communitygarden #wintergarden #kale #compost ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

No morning workday Saturday ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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We are SO CLOSE to done with the garden— only the ground cloths to take in for the winter. Stay tuned to FB for alerts on whether we will try to finish this off this weekend.

We are ON for tomorrow morning's 9-11AM Garden Workday ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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The forecast for rain tomorrow morning is under 50% and dropping, so we're going to call it for meeting in the garden tomorrow morning. We'll update the page if the weather gets worse, so stay tuned!

I wish I could be there.

Weather Alert: We might shift Saturday's workday earlier to avoid rain.
Watch this space!
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5 months ago

Workday CANCELLED due to rain ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
Garden workday cancelled Saturday due to weather.

Garden workday cancelled Saturday due to weather. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
It was a good day to go to Garden Club! 

Image descriptions: a watermelon with “Garden Club 9-14” written on it and the watermelon cut in half, looking deliciously juicy and full of seeds. 

Sad you missed your chance? We will be cutting another watermelon tomorrow morning at our workday. See you there.Image attachment

It was a good day to go to Garden Club!

Image descriptions: a watermelon with “Garden Club 9-14” written on it and the watermelon cut in half, looking deliciously juicy and full of seeds.

Sad you missed your chance? We will be cutting another watermelon tomorrow morning at our workday. See you there.
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5 months ago
The weather projection is glorious for this weekend— see you Saturday morning 9-11 for the garden workday.

The weather projection is glorious for this weekend— see you Saturday morning 9-11 for the garden workday. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
We were thrilled to welcome Tara from Manassas City Public Schools and her granddaughter to our garden workday today. Tara asked us lots of questions about starting a school garden, and her granddaughter helped us by weeding, picking herbs in our sensory herb garden, and making marigold bouquets. 

Thinking of visiting the garden? We can accommodate kids as young as 4 with an accompanying adult, and 6th grade and up can come on their own. Join us Saturday mornings from 9-11 until at least Halloween.

We were thrilled to welcome Tara from Manassas City Public Schools and her granddaughter to our garden workday today. Tara asked us lots of questions about starting a school garden, and her granddaughter helped us by weeding, picking herbs in our sensory herb garden, and making marigold bouquets.

Thinking of visiting the garden? We can accommodate kids as young as 4 with an accompanying adult, and 6th grade and up can come on their own. Join us Saturday mornings from 9-11 until at least Halloween.
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6 months ago

Garden Workday
Saturday 9-11AM
See you there!
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