What are you interested in learning and doing this spring and summer?
The U Pick page shows you we are sustainable and incorporating permaculture principles as we learn. We are all about LOCAL. In between the outdoor growing seasons we put our harvest into health-conscious dried culinary, wellness tea and aromatic herb products. January and February we are planning and researching. You can see our short studies at https://bigskyherbs.wordpress.com/. We are also growing indoors and in the greenhouse March and April and we’re doing winter markets. May and June are the months that everything happens with preparing beds, planting from the greenhouse and doing markets with both our dried herbs and early fresh herb bunches. You can learn a lot about herb growing, uses and benefits by working side by side…love to share with you.
Here’s how to apply – write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 pdf file 2019 Winter-Spring Volunteering page?(see it here and below)
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 pdf 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!
There are opportunities for business marketing majors too-contact us!
I LOVE TEACHING STUDENTS…
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! 2019 Spring Volunteering page
If you are not in school…Non-Students Internships are back and volunteering is available at many different hours. Rewards include free fresh herbs, discounts at the Big Sky Store and lots of learning, especially at the Volunteer Learning Days (see below)
Open this for more details: 2018 Internships for Non Students
*If a Workshop Event is scheduled – you will be a participant for free, we just ask that you help with setup and filming.
VOLUNTEER LEARNING DAYS ARE FOR ANYONE!
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.
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.
For Volunteering Learning days (VL on schedule) please sign up by Friday.
*Sometime dates may change due to unscheduled events-check the News and Events page Friday – April 27 and 28 will be indoor crafting due to weather 🙂
Lots of varied activities for credit, learning or herbs! Email or contact us with questions