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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 https://hr.unc.edu/benefits/leave-holidays/service/ for more information on CSL policy and procedure.