Signal boost: Edible Avalon garden volunteers needed

Edible Avalon is a great group that’s not only helping to build gardens in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, they are teaching people how to garden and supporting them through their first gardening efforts. They are looking for volunteers to help mentor new gardeners at their garden sites 1-3 hours per week. Please take a look at the message below from program director Kris Kaul. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kris at or 734-644-1520

Edible Avalon is a community gardening program at Avalon Housing properties; Avalon is the largest provider of affordable, supportive housing in Washtenaw County.  Consisting of permanent raised bed gardens, the program provides seeds, plants, and tools.  Volunteer Site Coordinators “adopt” one of the gardens and visit it once a week to share gardening advice and monitor the condition of the garden, with the full support of the Program Coordinator.  Participants also learn how to prepare and preserve their harvests.

There is great demand from tenants for the program; this year we are growing from 5 to 11 garden sites.  We are seeking volunteers who would be willing to give 1-3 hours each week at a regularly scheduled time.  Sign up with a friend or family member(s) and share this rewarding experience.  There are several sites with children’s programming.

If you would like to learn more about the program, please contact Kris Kaul  at or 734-644-1520.


1 Comment

  1. March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    i hope many volunteers can join in your gardening ideas..

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