Get Involved

Most of our workdays are coordinated directly with groups of volunteers, but individuals are always welcome to come by a workday. Check the sign up genius for upcoming workdays. If none of the available times work for you or your student group, email us at and we can find a time that will work.

We also need plenty of helping hands to run logistics of the club. Email us if you have any interest in running our social media, writing blog posts, garden design, fundraising, planning events, campus collaborations, contacting volunteers, or other aspects of running a successful gardening club.

Workdays also serve as a time for club members to discuss and plan. Aside from these workday meetings, club members also meet every other week to take care of "internal" aspects of the garden. Anyone is welcome to join these meetings on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Talley Student Union. 

Workday Expectations

Expect to meet a lot of friendly people from diverse majors or areas of graduate work who share your interest in sustainable gardening. 

Fair warning, expect to get dirty! We believe people best learn new things by understanding the where, when, and why of any given task. Hence, garden managers and experienced volunteers make an effort to explain the philosophy and science behind the various agricultural practices you observe. So expect to learn a bit, too.


Bring whatever you need to work comfortably in the outdoors for 2 - 3 hours. Most volunteers dress in apparel they can move in comfortably and get dirty. Some bring gloves and sunscreen. We strongly encourage you to bring a full bottle of drinking water to stay hydrated (even on cold days!)

Support Us

There are numerous ways you can help support the garden outside of volunteering at a workday. We depend on donations, sponsorships, and the work of volunteers to maintain this garden at NC State University. Personal donations in any amount are welcome and appreciated. 

If you have any extra materials laying around, we would gladly accept material donations. Below are some ideas.

For further information, please contact


  • Compost

  • Manure

  • Topsoil

  • Watering Cans

  • Garden Gloves & Tools

  • Wheelbarrow

  • Tomato Cages

  • Metal Stakes

  • Any size sticks

  • Buckets

  • Seeds

  • Bird Seeds

  • Tarp

  • Net


Building Supplies

  • Bricks

  • Cinder blocks

  • Wood Panels

  • Wooden Posts

  • Fence Posts/4x4's

  • Cattle Fencing

  • Chicken Wire

  • Fencing

  • Bolts

  • Nails

  • Misc. Hardware (handles, hinges, nuts, bolts, etc.)

Outdoor Furniture

  • Chairs

  • Tables

  • Benches

  • Rocking Chair

  • Hammock



  • Paint

  • Paint Brushes

  • Tires

  • Large Containers

  • Large Tupperware

  • Shelving

  • Tape

  • Markers

  • Yoga Mats

  • Chalkboard/Chalkboard Paint

  • Zip Ties

  • Beer Barrels

  • Twine

  • Any Size Rope