Seeds & Weeds Project at TMC Garden

Solving the challenges before us starts in transforming our own neighborhoods and honoring the important role that each person plays in creating a vibrant and thriving community. Join Bay Localize and Victory Garden Foundation on July 28th, 2012 for our Second Annual Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival volunteer project. This year our goal is to have 70+ volunteers in attendance at the Telegraph Center's People's Victory Garden. There will be service projects at the garden in the morning followed by a community festival at Snow Park sponsored by Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Hip-hop artist Mystic, a well-known Oakland native, will be the headliner. SPECIAL THANKS to Trader Joe's and Noah's New York Bagels for providing your light breakfast and snacks at the garden! And, thanks to People's Grocery and Victory Garden Foundation for plants and seeds. Remember: 5316 Telegraph Ave between 52nd and 55th Streets, Oakland CA 94609. But, first - we need you to sign up to volunteer for our service project. Please sign up so that we may plan for your presence and a great volunteer experience.


* 1. Please provide your contact information. We'll send a reminder to you and other information leading up to and after the event day.

We'll see you in the garden! If you'd like to schedule your time, in advance, in the garden, please continue the survey and sign up for your garden project(s) below.

Setup projects begin at 8 am.

Volunteer registration and orientation starts at 8:30 am.

Service projects begin at 9 am.

Breakfast and snacks are served throughout the morning beginning 8:30 am.

Cleanup and prepare to go to the Throw Down Party at Snow Park begins at Noon.

What do you need to bring? Gloves, wear close toed shoes, dress in layers for the weather, bring your favorite tool (optional).

* 2. Setup and Cleanup for Projects. Prepare the projects for volunteers.

  8:00 - 8:30 am (Registration) 8:00 - 9 am (Breakfast Site) 8:00 - 9 am (project sites - tools, etc.) 12:00 - 1 pm (Clean up Breakfast site) 12:00 - 1 pm (Cleanup Project Sites)
Setup and Cleanup for Projects

* 3. I would like to lead a project.

* 4. If you would like to donate materials for the service day and the gardens - here's our wishlist

* 5. Planting Seeds. Plant seeds in trays for community distribution in early September.

  9:00 -10:00am 10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:00pm 12:00 - 1 pm (cleanup)
Plant Seeds

* 6. Weeding. Weeding around the facility to maintain health of the grounds/garden

  9:30 - 10:30 am 10:30 - 11:30 am 11:30 - 12 pm (cleanup)

* 7. Build a Compost Bin. Construct a compost bin using pallets.

  9:00 am - 11:30 am 11:30 - 12 pm (cleanup)
Build a Compost Bin

* 8. Digging & Planting. Digging to prepare growing space, putting in a root barrier, and planting plants in the garden.

  9:30 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Digging & Planting