Join the Employee Forum, Carolina Center for Public Service and the North Carolina Botanical Garden at the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG) 10 – 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 to plant a tomato, give a garden! With the generous support of TIAA, volunteers will repot individual tomato seedlings to contribute to food security for CCCG recipients.
Visit the Plant a Tomato, Give a Garden event webpage for details and to RSVP by May 9, 2018!
Interested UNC units/departments are invited to gather their workgroup and serve to their community together. Please remember that all UNC staff have community service leave available to use for events like this; supervisor approval is required. For details, see the FAQ’s below.
Tomato sandwiches and water will be provided for all volunteers to enjoy. There will also be garden tours following the event for those who would like to learn more about the CCCG and how it serves the UNC community. Learn more about volunteering at the Carolina Campus Community Garden.
The rain date is Thursday, May 17.
Thank you for your interest in participating! Be ready to get your hands dirty and try something new. Most importantly, be prepared to have fun and know that you are helping a hardworking UNC staff member and their family!
Do I need gardening experience to volunteer?
No green thumbs required. Volunteers will be available to assist/advise throughout the event. Beginners are encouraged to attend!
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat to protect you from the sun.
What should I bring into the event?
Tomato sandwiches and water will be provided for all of our volunteers, but please feel free to bring a reusable water bottle to fill from our coolers (save the environment!). The garden has gloves available to borrow at the event, but you are welcome to bring your own gardening.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is limited near the garden, as CCCG is located in the heart of campus at 200 Wilson Street near the Carolina Inn. Walking to the event is feasible for most employees on campus. There are also numerous public transportation options available via Chapel Hill Transit.
What should I expect upon arrival?
Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early in order to sign in, make a nametag and fill out a waiver. There will be some opening remarks and then CCCG volunteers will lead an orientation on how to transplant the tomato seedlings.
Can I use Community Service Leave (CSL) to participate?
You are encouraged to take advantage of CSL to volunteer at CCCG! Please remember that prior supervisor approval is required in order to utilize CSL. Please visit https://hr.unc.edu/benefits/leave-holidays/service/ for more information on CSL policy and procedure.