Volunteer Work


Every plot rental includes a requirement to perform 5 hours of community service.

Each unworked hour will cost you $20, payable at the end of the season, but the garden needs your labor more than your money.   

Your efforts will maintain our common spaces and keep garden programs and facilities running. 


 Steve Iha -- Thanks for the NEW GATES!







  1. FIX THE SWINGING GATE:  Even when we remember to close it, dogs & porcupines can sneak through.  Devise a solution to this weak link in perimeter security.  Get board approval before investing in materials.
  2. SIGN PAINTING:  2 signs need to be removed from their sites, repainted, and remounted: the Juneau Community Garden attached to a tree where the driveway meets Montana Creek Road, and the octagonal STOP sign on the swinging inner gate.  For more info and for paint, contact John at 209-3939
  3. LABEL RHUBARB: Markers on the mound under the garden sign are fading.  Contact John T for guidance.
  4. HAUL TRASH TO DUMPSTER: get the junk lawn mower next to the locking main gate, the old sifters from the amendment piles, the garbage & bottles left by slobs, and haul them to the dumpster site.
  5. BLOCK CRITTER HOLES UNDER THE FENCE: walk the fence line now, before brush grows up.  Use rocks to fill gaps.
  6. CLEAN THE PUMP SHED: organize tools, sweep out squirrel droppings, haul junk to dumpster, place discarded "valuables" in a "FREE Come N Get It" box.
  7. DISTRIBUTE HOSES: Haul & connect 1 hose to each faucet of the water system.  Hoses are stored in the pump shed.

Perform these tasks.  Report your hours.  Enjoy Good Karma.


Updated 4/9/2015 





Grounds Maintenance   

  • Weed the JCG Flower Beds next to the main gate.
  • Mow grass along and between rows, along the roadsides, in the large open space beside the covered shelter, around amendment piles and compost piles, and around the sheds.
  • Trim brush from the fence line corridor, inside and outside fence.
  • Pick up and dispose of any garbage.
  • Weed-whack areas that the lawn mower can’t access.
  • Tarp weed piles.
  • Burn wood piles.
  • Remove orange hawkweed or any other invasive species.  (Secure these weeds in a plastic bag and place in dumpster.)

  Contact Alea Oien for details: 

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)



Help with Special Events 

  • June 14 - Rhubarb Festival
  • August 23 - Harvest Fair

contact Pat Harris or Alan Davis:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Event Volunteer)





Remember to record your service hours!




Download and print Community Service Record forms 





Look for forms on the desk in the pump shed.

Keep one copy for your records; deposit the other into

the wooden box above the desk:



Garden Security

Close and lock the main gate 9-10:30 p.m. each night, beginning Sunday and finishing on Saturday.

Includes quick inspection of the lot, locking sheds & dumpster, closing perimeter gates.

Service credit: 3.5 hours.  

Please only sign up for this service if you know you can lock the gate for the full week.   In your email request, list a few optional weeks and your contact phone number.

Contact Janet Valentour:




Tool & Equipment Repair

  • Pump up wheelbarrow tires
  • Tighten loose handles
  • Restring weed-whackers
  • Refuel weed-whackers, tillers & mowers with proper fuel

The JCG is especially thankful to persons with the time and knowledge to keep our gas powered machinery in good repair.

Contact Alea Oien for details:  

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)

Charity Plots (why? click here)

  • Check the Chore Board in the pump shed.
  • Each charity plot is flagged for easy ID.
  • Check off completed tasks.

For details, contact Lesley DeKrey:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Charity Plots)



Join a Work Party

  • Tool Clean Up in October
  • pothole repair
  • finish the shed roof

Watch your email for an invitation!


 Special Projects  

  • fence repair
  • gate repair
  • replace main shed door
  • install rain gutters on shelter

Before undertaking any repairs that require materials or expenditures, please check with a board member for an approval to purchase.

For instructions, contact Alea Oien:

communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: Alea Oien)






Juneau Community Garden
PO Box 033395
Juneau, AK 99803
Physical location: 5669 Montana Creek Road