"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 beet) without Charlie at the helm.  CKC's wonderful, dedicated, knowledgeable group of volunteers keep Koiner Farm running smoothly and ensure that it remains the true community treasure that it is!  

  • CKC volunteers dedicate a minimum of two hours per week to working on the farm. 

  • Volunteers typically work evenings or weekends (with the exception of our Friday morning harvest crew). 

  • We try to accommodate varied schedules - as volunteers become more accustomed to working on the farm, their hours tend to be more flexible (as much as the farm will allow)

  • Volunteer work includes soil prep, seed planting, seed saving, watering, weeding, picking, composting, food sales/distribution, building, cleaning and more

  • For more details, please see our FAQs for Interns & Volunteers.

  • Volunteers who would like to support CKC's field trips or are interested in serving on CKC's Board of Directors,  please contact  

If you are not sure if a CKC Volunteership is right for you, please consider participating in some of our on-farm events, such as Volunteer Days.  Volunteer Days are a great way to introduce yourself to Koiner Farm and see if you catch the farming "bug".  

Thank you to all of our 2020 volunteers!!


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The Charles Koiner Conservancy for Urban Farming (DBA: CKC Farming) is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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