Work Bee Schedule

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

Due to COVID-19, Work Bees are cancelled until further notice. We hope to be back in the gardens working together soon!

What is a Work Bee?

A Work Bee is a DCGP volunteer event at one of DCGP’s over 20 gardens, typically doing garden maintenance.

Work Bees have a fascinating history. In the past, gathering people together to build or create something that someone could not achieve on their own was called a communal work or a communal bee. This allowed members of the community to come together to build or create something while also be a social gathering. Today DCGP calls volunteer events "Work Bees" to signify a gathering of people to build or create while also socializing and getting to know more members of the community.

Bi-Weekly Work Bees

DCGP will be hosting a Work Bee every two weeks at a rotating garden location in 2020. Work Bees will start in May. Check back in then to see the dates and locations of those events. Evening Work Bees will last a few hours depending on sunlight and how much work needs to be done. Be sure to dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed toed shoes, bring a reusable water bottle, and be prepared to get dirty. Call the office, check the website, or DCGP facebook page to verify the location and check for cancellations in inclement weather.