Have you ever thought you might want to be a farmer? Since farmers do a lot of hard work, maybe being a part-time volunteer farmer would be even better. And, where better to do your farming than at Glenview's own Wagner Farm at 1510 Wagner Road. The 18.6 acre working farm is a great place to spend some time helping out.
Some of the chores you might find yourself involved in at the farm are digging potatoes in the farm house garden and helping little visitors pet the chickens. Volunteers get to interact with all of the great visitors that come to see the cows, pigs, chickens, and draft horses that live here or explain the workings of the restored farmhouse and barn. Working some of the Wagner Farm special events is another way volunteers can help around the farm.
Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old for work at the Farm, or 18-years-old to work at the Glenview Farmers Market or to work with the livestock. Volunteers over 22-years-old are also needed to help with parking at the Farmers Market, which is open each Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. through October 13th this year.
Those volunteering at the Farm will receive on-going training and get to attend special events and field trips. Volunteers also receive a discount on purchases made at the Museum Gift Shop and will participate in the annual volunteer recognition event.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, you can plan to attend the next Volunteer Meeting at the Wagner Farm Heritage Center on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. For more info or to sign up to attend the Volunteer Meeting, contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Allyson Dawson online or at 847-657-1506. You can also apply online to be a volunteer!
Living in the Glenview area is a great opportunity to experience big city life, farm life, and small community life. Call the Marla Schneider Team today at 847-657-3790 or contact us online to help you find the home of your dreams in a great neighborhood!