The Bodhi Farm Club
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.”
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
Join The Club!
We are excited to invite community members, individuals and families to join our local volunteer group that wants to get their hands dirty on our organic farm where we will connect, learn, grow, and eat! Bodhi Farms is located just a few miles south of downtown Bozeman with several acres of organic gardens and edible forests. Our vision is to create an experience for those of all ages to learn more about gardening, dig in and get a little dirty, and take home fresh, healthy foods that you helped grow. No farm or gardening experience is necessary!
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
What to Expect. During a day at Bodhi Farms you can expect to learn from experts in their field (literally) about a variety of topics including organic garden management, soil health, permaculture strategies, varietal interactions and so much more. Please sign up for a time slot at the button below. Experienced Farm Club members are free to work in the Gardens 7 days a week, from 8:00am-8:00pm upon approval from the Farm Manager. Please let us know ahead of time if and when you plan to come out!
Free Workshops. We will announce open spots to our various educational workshops throughout the season via our volunteer email list. We will announce such openings to you 24 to 48 hours prior to the event and from there it is first come first serve!
After School on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-5:15pm! Families, get your hands dirty, check for chicken eggs, help harvest for fall & learn more about farm life. All ages are welcome, but kids under 6 need an adult with them. Please reserve your free spot below!
Connection with Nature. Our farm is in a pretty beautiful spot. If you are looking for a way to spend more time outdoors this summer, this ain’t a bad way to do it. It is a great family activity as well! Get your hands dirty!
Fresh Produce. The way we see it, after spending some time in the gardens, you deserve to take home a small box of produce for yourself! Our gardens bounty will vary seasonally and is primarily a source for our Farmers' Market & dining events, but our Farm Manager will be sure to send you home with some veggies of your own! Your bounty will vary each day, and it will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Keep updated on the volunteer email to know what you can expect to take home with you!
TYPES OF WORK TO EXPECT
Seeding and Planting. We believe great things come in small packages, that’s why we start all of our plants by seed. Getting them started off on the right foot is an important job!
Garden Maintenance. Our organic gardens require a lot of love and attention from great volunteers like you. You earn your badge of honor as a farm volunteer by getting your hands dirty! You can expect to spend time close to the soil with lots of weeding and upkeep.
Produce Washing & Prep. Be part of the entire field to fork process! Our Field Kitchen Restaurant requires a lot of fresh produce and our garden team is in charge of properly washing and packaging our fresh produce so it is ready to go.
Barn Duties. So many important tasks go into keeping a farm! From feeding animals to cleaning our pack house, and from harvesting eggs to composting organic materials. And yes, even shoveling manure!
Homestead Construction Projects. As we are building our farm we have an abundance of construction projects! We will be building a smokehouse, an animal barn, composting bins, and much more. We are proud to say that most all of our structures will have hempcrete as a building material as well! As a part of this volunteer group, you will be the first to know about our volunteer opportunities.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Joining the Bodhi Farm Club is free and easy. Simply fill out the form below. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Once you have joined, you will be added to the group email list where we will keep you in the loop on all farm activities and tasks so you can join us when it best suits you. There is a simple liability waiver we will ask you to complete on or before your first visit. For more details, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Farm Manager, Cameron Gustafson.
WHAT TO BRING AND NOT TO BRING
Gear. When you come out, please bring a water bottle, snacks and appropriate shoes, clothing, work gloves, sunscreen, and a hat.
Children. We love to have kids volunteer in the gardens! Children are welcome with parental supervision.
Animals. Please no dogs or other animals.