Wednesdays and Saturdays
10am to 3pm


Hat + sunscreen
Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
Water bottle


Find out more about our internship program here.


If you are interested in completing your required SFMTA community service hours at GFE, please join us for our drop in volunteering. There is no need to register ahead of time - you are welcome to just show up!

We are open for drop-in garden volunteers each Wednesday and Saturday. No prior gardening experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Volunteers can come and go at any time and we have gloves and any tools you might need. We typically break for lunch around noon - you are welcome to bring something to eat if you want to join us.

Volunteers work alongside staff and other volunteers on a variety of garden tasks like composting, planting seeds, pruning, weeding, and tending to vegetable beds. This work helps to care for the garden, but it's also an opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills and develop their individual gardening interests with the guidance of our expert staff.

We do not host volunteer hours in the event of heavy rain and on a few holidays. Check the homepage or Instagram for updates!

We do not take groups of more than four adults during our drop-in volunteer hours. If you have a group of five or more that would like to work in the garden, we would love for you to join us for a Group Workday - learn more here

Youth groups are welcome to visit the garden for self-guided tours, but please email us in advance so that we can make sure there are no event conflicts. We are not able to give garden tasks to visiting groups and ask all visitors to please be respectful of our regular programming. If you would like a full field trip experience, you can learn more here.