From weekly LaFFCo volunteering, to sports teams, orientation leaders, and Greek life, involvement from the student community is what helps keep LaFarm alive.

Field Hockey Coach Jennifer has incorporated LaFarm volunteering and cooking into the team’s preseason schedule for the past few years as a way for her and her players to see the importance of healthy food and how they can be sustainable in their own community.

Having our team support and work with LaFarm yearly is always a great experience for our group. LaFarm is a large part of our community here at Lafayette, and for our players to see and take part in how it fuels and feeds our campus is educating, rewarding, and important. We always look forward to our time there, and are happy to give back in any small way that we can.

Coming to LaFarm to volunteer? Check out the information below to make sure you’re prepared.

What should I bring?

  • water (in a reusable bottle of course)
  • gardening gloves if you have them (they’ll also be provided if you don’t have your own)
  • sunscreen
  • a snack if you’d like
  • a smile and a positive attitude

What should I wear?

You’ll be working outside, so wear something that can get a little dirty and that you’re comfortable in. Some things that we recommend:

  • sturdy shoes
  • a hat or sunglasses for sun protection
  • long pants and long sleeves if you don’t mind getting a little dirty
  • warm hat and jacket for the colder fall and spring weather

What kind of work will I be doing?

This depends on the day and the season, but some of the things that you may be doing include:

  • weeding
  • planting seeds or young crops
  • harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables, herbs, and flowers
  • preparing beds using hand tools (ho, rake, trowel)
  • cleaning up dead plants and weeds at the end of the season
  • spreading compost