Learning happens in and out of buildings here…

What are you interested in learning and doing now and into fall?

You can learn about growing and tending over 120 different herbs, their uses and crafting them into teas, gourmet blends and aromatics products designed to enhance healthy lifestyles. You can see more about this garden on the U Pick page … we are sustainable and incorporating permaculture principles as we learn!There will be harvesting early mornings-the best time for optimum vitality of the plants. We can weed on the sunny side or the shady side according to heat and hang herbs at the end of the day. All the while, working side by side, we’ll learn about the herbs… their benefits, uses and needs in growing. Volunteers, either Students or Non-Students usually take home fresh herbs and get 50% off of dried herb products from the store after 12 hours of contribution. Learn and grow with us!

Here’s how to apply: read this document to see the details of what when and where

2019 Fall Volunteer info hrs full

Then write us an email at lori@bigskyherbs.com answering these questions: You can copy and paste these in your email.

1)Are you a student or non student?
2) Do you have free time during any of the hours listed in the Fall volunteer info document?

3) Can you commit to at least 3 hours consistently per week?
4) What do you want to learn about or do?
5) Transportation is required-do you have reliable transportation?

If you are a student at the University of Montana and you’d like to get credit or volunteering hours in growing and marketing sustainable herbs, check out  http://www.umt.edu/career/Handshake/and down load the file below to see where things will fit into your schedule and credits.

Here’s a pdUM Carreerf document flyer that gives you all the info on this year’s  semester opportunities, Read it through and see how it might fit into your schedule and major, then contact me!

2018-19 interns um


EVST STUDENTS: Get credit volunteering for 45 hrs. of working side by side with me by coming out 7 Sundays – 10 am – 5 pm – get a free lunch! See the Volunteer Learning Days Scheduled for this month below. PS: you can get free or reduced herbs and herb products too!  

If you are not in school…Non-Students Internships and volunteering is available at many different hours. Lots of learning, especially at the Volunteer Learning Days  (see below)

 Open this for more details:  2018 Internships for Non Students (it still applies for this year)

*If a Workshop Event is scheduled – you will be a participant for free, we just ask that you help with setup and filming.


This year, we’ll be holding our Volunteer Learning Days mostly Sundays, still learning and GROWING… sign up below

What’s an Outdoor Volunteer Learning Day?     

Hours are 10 am – 5 pm with a lunch provided.

Daniel getting it right

When you arrive, you’ll be given a plant key and assigned a task to work with a partner or a team.

Most jobs will be specific to rows (there are 20) so you can get familiar with categories of herbs personally.

Lunch hour at 1 pm, we’ll be eating and talking herbs! After eating, you can browse the crafting room and buy items for 25% off, sign up for an internship and receive your appreciation gift certificate of a free bag of herbs during the U Pick Sundays this year. (Or by appointment – July – September 15).

The afternoon will be more of the same, perhaps switching teams or partners. I’m always looking for student or non-student interns to work in the garden, U pick tours, Saturday Markets, and Tue-Thur mornings maintaining the garden, harvesting and processing herbs. When you sign up for an internship, we’ll log your hours for your university credits and other benefits after 12 hours of volunteering. *Saturdays are dependent on market or fairs participation.

Indoor Volunteer Learning Day

Our indoor days will be mostly tending the indoor gardening areas or processing herbs, same hours. Working in the Crafting room or the kitchen can be very therapeutic especially how it smells! Everything is dried on the stem and we will be stripping leaves and flowers in small batches for our Wellness Tea Blends, bulk bags and Gourmet Herb blends or making pinching wreathes.

To sign up…Check the schedule on the right for weekend days available for this month. Then use the contact form below:

For Volunteering Learning days (in bold on schedule) please sign up the day before

*Sometime dates may change due to unscheduled events-check the News and Events page Friday

Lots of varied activities for credit, learning or herbs! Email or contact us with questions                 

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