The Breadfruit Institute at National Tropical Botanical Garden is seeking agroforestry volunteers to help implement a new, global model in sustainable and regenerative agriculture at the Breadfruit Research Orchard in McBryde Garden on Kauai. Become a volunteer and be a part of this exciting tropical agroforestry project! Learn agroforestry techniques to apply to your home garden or local community garden. From soil health, organic fertilizer, propagation and more.
The National Tropical Botanical Garden’s is mission to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation, and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.
Group workdays are scheduled most Fridays 8am-1pm. If you need a more flexible schedule, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about opportunity schedules that vary throughout the week. One time, visiting volunteers are welcome to participate. Opportunities for those under the age of 18 may be available, please inquire for age appropriate tasks on your requested volunteer date.
A great volunteer is flexible and willing to help where needed. Tasks vary with weather, growth cycles, and resources/scheduling when working outdoors. You’re best prepared when you have dressed for exposure to the elements (sun, wind, rain, mosquitoes), brought your own refillable water bottle and snacks/lunch. Closed toe shoes are a requirement for participation.
Volunteers will be walking on uneven soil / terrain. Physical activity anticipated includes bending, reaching, stretching motions. Light to moderate lifting may be involved. Physically adapting tasks may be possible, and NTBG also has positions available in the Conservation Nursery that can be modified or adapted for those with physical or mobility limitation.
If you’d like to get involved, you can register on-line, email email@example.com, or inquire by phone 808-332-7324 x232 You’re encouraged to leave a message for their staff as they are often in the field during the day.
Check our other listings for more Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer Opportunities on Kauai.