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. 






  1. BUILD NEW HOPS PILE SIGN: Brewery grain has become a scarce & coveted commodity, but our sign identifying it as "For Members Only" has fallen apart & blown over.  Construct a small sandwich board which can be weighted and to which a 9" high by 12" wide sign can be attached.

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


Updated 9/28/2015 





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 18 - Rhubarb Festival
  • August 20 - 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, turning off water faucets, 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:   janet.valentour@yahoo.com



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)


Construct Seed Tape for Spring Charity Plot Planting

  • spend the winter glueing carrot seeds to toilet paper

For details, contact Rachel: communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: seed tape)

Adopt a Carrot Bed

  • seed tape makes planting simple
  • fertilizer & row cover provided
  • donate thinnings to charity
  • sell carrots at Farmers' Market to support program
  • find complete instructions here
  • In 2016, 4 small beds in A23 & 2 large beds in B1 will be available.

Claim your bed: communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: carrot bed)


Harvest for Charity

  • collect produce from charity plots & other plots where salvage is authorized
  • communicate with donors & recipients; confirm & photodocument 
  • assist with end-of-season potato harvest
  • deliver fresh garden produce & enjoy the happy faces

Pick a picking date: communitygarden998@gmail.com (subject line: harvest party)







 Special Projects  

  • fence repair
  • gate repair
  • replace main shed door
  • install rain gutters on shelter
  • paint & install new direction signs for weather vane

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)


Join a Work Party

  • Tool Clean Up in October
  • pothole repair

Watch your email for an invitation!



Rain Guage Monitor

  • record level & empty guage as needed
  • construct JPEG graphs for website
  • successful monitoring for full growing season counts as 5 service hours

sign up for 2016 season:   communitygarden998@gmail.com




Thanks for fixing the tool shed windows, Barney!


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