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Unity Garden – Get Involved

The Unity Garden welcomes volunteers, either as individuals or groups. It is not necessary to have any previous gardening experience. The garden provides and opportunity to learn while helping others.

The volunteer page has contact information, forms and other necessary information for volunteering at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.


Here’s a sample of what you might be doing during a visit to the Unity Garden.  Garden jobs change with the season, as well as by week.  Our priority is always focused on food production – so harvesting and replanting are common jobs.

  • Soil Preparation
  • Fertilizing
  • Planting
  • Mulching
  • Composting
  • Harvesting
  • Weeding
  • Maintaining
  • Watering
  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Pruning
  • Trellising
  • Chipping
  • Digging
  • Tilling, Hoeing, Weeding, Adding Amendments
  • Adding composted manures or fertilizers
  • Transplanting into the beds
  • Applying mulch to planting areas as well as refilling mulch in pathways
  • Adding materials to compost piles, turning compost piles
  • Picking, washing, and weighting produce for delivery to NFCC
  • Pulling out weeds by hand or using hand tools
  • Repairing fences, cages, trellises
  • Watering plants, working with irrigation system
  • Planting seeds in the greenhouse, or direct seeding in the garden
  • Transplanting seedlings into 2” pots
  • Cutting back plants, as needed
  • Attaching tomato plants to trellis
  • Mulching up composted leaves to reincorporate into garden
  • Pulling up root crops


What to Bring

A workday in the Unity Garden will be more comfortable if you bring the following (depending on the season and the weather).

  • Work gloves
  • Waterproof closed-toe work shoes


  • Sun hat (windproof)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Small towel
  • Water bottle and lots of water
  • Granola bar/snack
  • Cool, comfortable clothing that can get a little dirty


  • Warm hat
  • Layered clothing that can get a little dirty
  • Waterproof windbreaker for a light drizzle

Optional items:

  • Pruners
  • Kneeling pad