Volunteer opportunity posted by: Accokeek Foundation
Posted on: February 6, 2013
A Volunteer "Crop Master" will work alongside the National Colonial Farm manager to help maintain the Virginia Gourdseed corn field and the Kitchen Garden. The cornfield is a demonstration space for 18th century agricultural practices and the Kitchen Garden is a small scale version of the garden that would have sustained a lower "middling" farming family in Southern Maryland throughout the year. The position will be instrumental in helping to preserve the seeds of our Virginia Gourdseed corn and other heirloom vegetable varities while sustaining the history and resources of Piscataway Park.
No previous experience is necessary, just a love of history, people, and working outdoors. Opportunities exist for all skill levels. All agricultural and historical interests are encouraged and welcome.
Schedules are flexible.