Frequently Asked Questions
In-person volunteer hours will take place on Fridays from 12pm to 3pm.
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 garage.
Parking is available in front of the garage on 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.
Look for Margaux Sellnau, Interim Farm Manager. She will give you instructions.
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, please visit the volunteer page.
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.
You must complete a COVID-19 self-assessment form before volunteering at the SAP. This can be found here. Groups of up to 10 people must fill out this form one week ahead of their planned visit.
If you visited the SAP as an assignment for a class, or are doing an academic internship at the farm, please contact your professor for instructions on how to log your hours.