Volunteer / Events

There are many ongoing volunteer opportunities with HUG.  Neighbors and folks committed to food sovereignty are encouraged to get involved!  Check out our programs page for group opportunities.  Individuals can fill out a volunteer form here.  We’ll get back to you with more information.  You can always just show up for community work hours or any of our events.

If you’re looking for a more involved volunteer opportunity, please take a minute to fill out the volunteer form. Email hilltopurbangardens@gmail.com if you’d like to get involved with HUG leadership.

2016 Community Work Hours: March – October

Saturdays from 10am – 1pm

HUG GRUB – Neighborhood Produce Distribution

Saturday: 7:30am to 10:30am – HUG Grub Harvest Shift (this shift harvests from all our gardens, rinses, and prepares produce for distribution)

Saturday: 12:00pm-4:00pm – Distribution Shift (this shift runs the HUG Grub Farm Stand)



Old stuff:

August 18 — Neighborhood Party, Cooking Demo, & Fair Tradin’ Barter

November 1, 2, 3 – HUG Leadership Retreat

Coming in January 2014 – Community Potluck and Feedback Session

2012 Schedule

(we have intentionally left up our previous year’s schedules. HUG is a practice! We learn and grow by trying things out, reflecting, and keeping or making changes as needed. check out our evolution.)




2011 Events & Work Parties

April 23rd – 2nd Annual Community Garden Summit – HUG will be presenting: Food Sovereignty – Developing Community and Neighborhood-Based Food Systems

This discussion is for people interested in learning about Hilltop Urban Gardens and our Urban Farm Network. Food is a basic human right and we’re working to build systems for our community(ies) to grow and distribute our own food. Come learn what we’re up to and be a part of the solution!

April 20th – Food Justice: A Conversation. This promises to be a great conversation. HUG will be talking about our efforts in developing community-based food systems. You should come!

April 7th – Dean will be speaking at 1.2 Percent: Funding Social Change – A Social Justice Fund Panel Discussion
Community Work Parties
June 6th – Urban Farm Network 3pm-5pm. Meet at Curbside Gardens. Bring pruning tools
June 5th – Urban Farm Network noon-3pm. Meet at Curbside Gardens. Bring hand tools.

May 24th – Key Bank “Neighbors Make a Difference” Day at Smiraldo Farms

May 8th & May 29th – Urban Farm Network: 3p-5pm. Email for location

April 9th – Building Beds at Smiraldo Farm. 1pm-4pm. We’ll be constructing raised beds and terracing in preparation for our Service Learning Day on the 11th.

Service Learning Projects

April 11th – Urban Farm Network Youth Service Learning Day at Smiraldo Farm.

If you’re interested in helping build the farms or our rad new organization, please email hilltopurbangardens@gmail.com