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Farm Council

Dear Dawn, may we please go to the farm?

The Farm Council is a group of parent volunteers and staff members that raises funds, recruits volunteers for animal care and farm maintenance and infrastructure, and supports its learning curriculum. Meetings are generally monthly and are open to all interested members of the Ohlone community. Regular date and time TBD.

Animal Care
Families can volunteer for animal care on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Noon Farm Coordinator and Volunteers
Help supervise students during lunch visits to the Farm on Tuesdays to work on projects and connect with nature. We need weekly volunteers as well as someone to coordinate the program.

Farm Workdays
An opportunity to help in the maintenance and improvement of the Farm. Every Ohlone family is asked to participate at least once per year per child at Ohlone. Your class will be assigned to one Farm Workday during the school year, but everyone is welcome at any time.
Farm Work Days are always on either Saturday or Sunday. They last from 9am to 1pm.

Farm Workday Coordinators
Help set up, oversee, and manage Farm Workdays. Each member of the team helps lead 2 or 3 workdays per year. You don't need to have any prior knowledge about the Farm. We'll provide training.

Farm Classroom Volunteers
Work directly with students and teachers on the farm during their child's classroom's set weekly time slot. Help set up, clean up, and manage activity stations during a science or garden lesson. Having small groups and multiple activities is possible through these parent volunteers.
Contact: Room Parent or Classroom Teacher

Harvest Festival:
The major fundraiser for the Farm. ALL families encouraged to participate. Each classroom is responsible for staffing a booth or activity at the event. Share homemade baked goods for the Bake Sale or homemade crafts to sell at the Craft Table.

Handy Help/Tech Help/General Help Volunteers
The Farm is always looking for volunteers with any and all "handy" or technical skills that help with one-off jobs (big and small) that occur throughout the year.

Farm-Classroom Liaison
Facilitate communications between the Farm and your child's classroom.

General Questions about the Farm? Email

Farm Staff: