"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members".
- Corretta Scott King
CKC volunteers follow in Charlie Koiner's footsteps. Charlie ran Koiner Farm for nearly 40 years. Since his passing in January 2019, CKC's volunteers have been working to ensure that Koiner Farm does not miss a beat (or a beet) without Charlie at the helm. CKC's wonderful, dedicated, knowledgeable group of volunteers keep Koiner Farm running smoothly and ensure that it remains a true community treasure!
CKC volunteers dedicate a minimum of two hours per week to working on the farm.
Volunteer shifts include Mondays 9-11AM, Thursdays 9-11AM, Thursdays 5-7PM and Sundays 5-7PM.
The primary job of the morning crew is harvesting, with the occasional need to water and weed. The primary job of the evening crew is general farm upkeep, which includes everything from infrastructure construction and repair, to weeding and edging, to spreading compost and mulch, to watering, seed saving, composting, and even working the register at the farmstand market.
For more details on CKC Volunteerships, please see our FAQs for Interns & Volunteers.
If you are interested in a CKC Volunteership please send a letter of interest to email@example.com
If you are not sure if a CKC Volunteership is right for you, please consider attending some of our on-farm events, such as the bi-annual Volunteer Days and the Monthly Summer Concerts. These are great ways to introduce yourself to Koiner Farm and see if you catch the farming "bug".
If you would like to start a farm in your own neighborhood, please see our land stewardship page for resources and ideas.