North Carolina Botanical Garden


Plant a Tomato, Give a Garden! - Cancelled


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

10:00 AM-11:15 AM


Join the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the Carolina Community Garden (CCG) on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 10-11:15 a.m. to plant a tomato, give a garden! With the generous support of the Employee Forum and Carolina Center for Public Service, we will be repotting individual tomato seedlings to contribute to food security for CCG recipients.


We welcome interested UNC employees and units or departments from across campus to gather their workgroup to come together through service to their community. Please remember that all UNC Staff have Community Service Leave available to them for events such as this (supervisor approval required)! (More details on this in the FAQ below)


A tomato sandwich snack will follow for all of our volunteers to enjoy as well as tours of the CCG for those who would like to learn more about us. For more details on volunteering at the Carolina Community Garden, please visit


The rain date for this event is Thursday, May 14, 2019.


Thank you for your interest in participating! Be ready to get your hands dirty and try something new. Most importantly, be prepared to have fun and know that you are helping a hardworking UNC staff member and their family! 





Preregistration is required! | Remaining spots: 50

Registration open through 4/7/2020 5:25 PM EST


Do I need gardening experience to volunteer?

No green thumbs required! We will have volunteers available to assist/advise throughout the event. Beginners are encouraged to attend!

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat to protect you from the sun!

Is this event ADA accessible?

We can accommodate any and all volunteers! Please reach out to Claire Lorch ( if you have any accessibility concerns and we will be sure to make accommodations for you at the event.

What should I bring into the event?

Tomato sandwiches will be provided for all of our volunteers, but we encourage you to bring water! Feel free to bring a reusable water bottle to fill with our coolers (save the environment!)

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The CCG is located on the UNC campus at 200 Wilson Street (near the Carolina Inn). There will be limited parking set aside in the Nash Lot across from the CCG for those needing to drive. Walking or biking to the event is a good option for most employees on campus, however. There are also numerous public transportation options available via Chapel Hill Transit.

What should I expect upon arrival?

Please arrive ten to fifteen minutes early in order to sign in, make a nametag and fill out a waiver. There will be some opening remarks and then CCG volunteers will lead an orientation on how to transplant the tomato seedlings.

Can I use Community Service Leave (CSL) to participate?

You are encouraged to take advantage of CSL to volunteer at CCG! Please remember that prior supervisor approval is required in order to utilize CSL. Please visit for more information on CSL policy and procedure.

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Carolina Community Garden (CCG)


212 Wilson St

Chapel Hill, NC 27516