Frequently Asked Questions

The student volunteer hours are canceled for Spring/Summer 2020.

The Sustainable Agriculture Project is located at 4539 Luce St, Jenison, MI, 49428, southwest of our Allendale campus and Campus View. Look for the sign out front, the hoop houses, and the Wesley House.

Parking is available in front of the Wesley House and along Luce Street. The SAP is only a short bike ride away from the Allendale campus.

Dress for the weather and wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Layers are always a good idea in the cooler months.

Knock on the door of the Wesley House if you do not see anyone outside - there is always someone at the farm to point you in the right direction.

The Sustainable Agriculture Project is a learning space cultivated by the collaboration of students from many disciplines. Prior experiences with small-scale farming is welcome, but not required. If you want more background before coming out to the SAP for the first time, we have the SAP's mission statement, and episodes of the farming podcast, "Growing Grand".

Volunteers learn to perform various farm tasks with the guidance of the farm manager and other seasoned volunteers/student leaders. The specific tasks depend on the season, the week, the turnout, and the weather.

Volunteer hours will typically continue as normal, but may move into the hoop houses.

Currently, individuals do not need to sign up to volunteer at the SAP during planned volunteer hours. Groups of 20 or more must fill out this form one week ahead of their planned visit.

If you visited the SAP as an assignment for a class, are doing an academic internship at the farm, are working for the Farm Club, or are part of the hired farm crew, please log your hours in our Work Log.