California Nursery Historical Park
for more information contact Math Science Nucleus  or (510)790-6284

Volunteer Opportunities
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Community Service for Adults

California Nursery Historical Park is located in the Niles District of Fremont  (Nursery Ave and Niles Blvd), is open for community service and service learning on the days listed below.  You do not need to sign up for the event, just drop in.  Wear appropriate clothes. 

Volunteer Dates for plants
(Rose Garden)

(ideal for adults, meet at Rose Garden to check in
(bring water, gloves - tools provided)

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Most THURSDAYS  except Holidays (10-12)
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 Weekend and special work day events are announced on Volunteer Match  and on Facebook

email Janet Barton if interested:

Volunteers are recommended to wear garden work clothes due to field work


 Students who want to do longer projects 

California Nursery Historical Park is a 21 acre

all below are temporarily halted until we get a volunteer coordinator

Possible service project  could include:

1 Pollinator garden at the Adobe (milkweed and other flowers)
2 Pollinator garden at the Office (milkweed and other flowers)
3 Compost station three stage cool composting (removal and set up)
4 Small tree trimming and removal of invasive around trees (ivy)
5 experimental orchard (pruning)
6 Experimental orchard (remove suckers)
7 Experimental orchard (mulching)
8 Mulching historic palms and survey of owl population
9 California natives transplanting 5gal to 15gal
10 Tree care at California Nursery and Masonic
11 Boxed forest, small tree trimming and removal of invasive plants around trees

 Other locations that may have possible projects (Math Science  Nucleus only oversees projects at Tule Ponds). click here

Service learning hours can be earned by designing and carrying out individual or group science projects.  Some examples of projects are:

  • Increasing butterfly habitat
  • Stream ecology (which may include monitoring aquatic organisms such as fish and invertebrates)
  • Bird studies and bird nest box monitoring
  • Growing native trees from seeds

Community service hours can be earned by coming to our Saturday Service Days helping us with the most pressing need