• Due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to receive volunteers during the school day when students are present.  Keep a look out in the near future for information about volunteering opportunities in the spring and summer for the repair and addition of stone to the raised beds and for the FDE Garden Lab Summer Volunteer program/sign-up.  More information to come!
    Thank you to all of our FDE Garden Lab summer volunteers!  Click to see the summer volunteer calendar: (Updated volunteer calendar link coming in June)
    Volunteering in the FDE Garden Lab is rewarding for our students, our staff, our families, and our community.  Come join us!
    Please be sure to contact Marykirk Cunningham, FDE Garden Lab coordinator at mary.cunningham@lcps.org if you are interested in volunteering in the FDE Garden lab.

    Current and future Volunteer Opportunities:

    1. Garden Lab Mom and Dad:  Parent assistants to work with teachers in the garden.  Ask your child's teacher to sign up for this volunteer position in your child's classroom next school year. 

     Volunteer for the garden committee, summer garden volunteers, watering the garden in the Fall and Spring, end of summer work day and specific gardening tasks.

    New projects or potential future projects:

         Seeking funding and support from local businesses

    • Expand and improve raised beds with stone blocks for increased sustainability and durability - funded by the Whole Kids Foundation; construction and repairs to occur in spring and summer 2022
    • Solar and/or wind powered feature - future project projected for 2023 or 2024 depending on approvals and obtaining funding
    • Convertible raised bed cover creating a versatile cool frame (for extending crop growth time) and opening to a trellis system - future project for 2023 or 2024
    • Musical components to include chimes - future project for 2024 (Seeking funding) 

    4. Be creative. We want your ideas.