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. HERB GARDEN MAINTENANCE: Note to Gardeners with Limited Mobility:  The triangular patch west of Plot A35 grows currants, raspberries & herbs for community use. Bushes need pruning, beds need weeding, paths need tidying throughout the season.  The area is mostly accessible, and the tasks require neither standing nor lifting.
  2. LABEL RHUBARB: Markers on the mound under the garden sign are fading.  Contact John T for guidance  209-3939.
  3. WEED WHACK THE FENCE LINE: Any vegetation touching the hot wires of the electric fence can cause a short.  Clear both sides of the fence, including drooping overhanging branches.  Use of the JCG superwhackers can be arranged thru any board member.
  4. CLEAN OUT DRAINAGE DITCH: CHAINSAW OR LOPPER POTENTIAL -- Brush has largely been cleared from the ditch draining the west end (map here).  Leave remaining large bridging logs, but remove all branches and rocks that could slow water flow. 
  5. WATER HANGING BASKETS: Check the watering calendar in the pump house.  Baskets should be watered every other day.  Fill watering cans or green rolling cart & give drinks to 5 baskets on the picnic shelter, 2 on the rhubarb mound, and 1 on the pump shed (if it's been raining, water only the baskets under the picnic shelter roof.).  Then note your work on the calendar.  Remove spent blossoms to keep the plants flowering all summer.
  6. WEED WHACK WIDE PATHS: between rows 20 & 21, between rows 2 & 3 from F thru H, and anywhere buttercups bloom.
  7. REBUILD TABLES: Find tables stacked against west wall inside pump shed.  Some are falling apart.  Dismantle the shabby ones, haul tops to burn pile, salvage hardware.  Next, build new table tops from wood scraps (look around the garden) & attached the salvaged legs/supports.
  8. MOW: Open areas, public areas, around structures & amendment piles.

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


Updated 7/18/2015 





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 20 - Rhubarb Festival
  • August 22 - 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)





Great Paint Job, Jim!




 Steve Iha -- Thanks for the NEW GATES!




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