Presidio Nursery

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COVID-19 Response: Latest on Volunteer Programs

In compliance with Bay Area shelter-in-place orders, the Parks Conservancy, along with our partners at NPS and The Presidio Trust, will not be offering volunteer programming at this time. We will resume coordinating volunteer activities when public health recommendations allow.

In the meantime, we encourage you to keep an eye on our website for announcements. You can also follow us on our social channels like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or sign up for email updates here.

We sincerely look forward to the day when we can gather and care for our parks together again. Please reach out to volunteer@parksconservancy.org with questions or concerns.

When: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1–4 pm

Where: Presidio Nursery

Each year the Presidio Nursery cares for over 100,000 native plants to be used in restoration projects throughout the Presidio and other park sites. Volunteers sustain this program, providing essential support for our largest nursery facility. Activities vary throughout the seasons, and include seed collection, seed cleaning, transplanting, pruning, weeding, composting, pot washing, nursery maintenance, and general care of our Habitat Demonstration Garden. Join this community of plant enthusiasts and learn about native plants as you help us grow our national park!

Groups

Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

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 work 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.

School Groups

Want to make Presidio Nursery your classroom? We offer education programs taught by the nursery’s own team of educators. Field trips and service learning can also be arranged.
 

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.


Presidio Nursery Events

Presidio Nursery volunteers work with seeds
Events
Wed, Jul 15 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Presidio Nursery volunteers work with seeds
Events
Sat, Jul 18 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Presidio Nursery volunteers work with seeds
Events
Wed, Jul 22 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Presidio Nursery volunteers work with seeds
Events
Sat, Jul 25 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Presidio Nursery volunteers work with seeds
Events
Wed, Jul 29 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio Native Plant Nursery
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

YOUR PARKS NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER

Your support helps ensure these places will be here in the future—please give now.