Date & Time:
Volunteer programs take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1–4 pm.
- Please note: No new volunteers until August 13, 2014
Meeting Location: Meet at Presidio Nursery (click map on right).
This year the Presidio Nursery is growing over 125,000 native plants for restoration projects such as Inspiration Point, Crissy Field, Dragonfly Creek, and Baker Beach, among others. Volunteers are truly the driving force of our nursery, and their support is essential to achieving these goals.
A hidden gem of San Francisco, the Presidio Nursery is located in the heart of our Golden Gate National Parks, where picturesque views of the Bay, the California Coast, and the Golden Gate Bridge will inspire you to help us preserve our natural world.
Volunteer activities vary throughout the seasons, but generally include seed collection, seed cleaning, transplanting, pruning, weeding, compost sifting, plant moving, pot washing, nursery maintenance, and general care of our Habitat Demonstration Garden.
Join our community of plant enthusiasts; learn about native plants as you help us grow our national park!
The Presidio Nursery is not accepting any new volunteers until after August 12, 2014.
Age, Skills, What to Bring:
- Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.
- Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
- We'll be working rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
- Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
- No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.
Want to make Presidio Nursery your classroom? Petal Pushers (Grade 3) and Here’s the Dirt (Grades 6,7,8) education programs are offered and taught by the nursery’s own education staff. Field trips and service learning can also be arranged. For more information contact Ely Huerta Ortiz.