Community Work Days - Spring 2023
First Work Day is February 5th @1-4pm. Sign-ups available here!
Hands-on work on the farm led by our student field crew. No experience necessary. No Duke affiliation required. We have tasks for most ages and abilities. We mean it when we say all are welcome!
No one will be turned away at the gate.
If you are coming to Community Workday with a group larger than 5, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance so that we can provide the right kind of support for your group.
Land and Listen - coming back summer 2023!
Informal, relaxing time on our acre of Piedmont farmland. Opportunity to share poetry, art, and community with others interested in food systems. Led by undergraduates Skijler Hutson and Amy Yoon, selections of different poetry and art will be made to prompt discussion. Attendees may choose to independently use the time in other restorative ways (provided they do not interfere with the set programming), and are encouraged to bring their own selections of poetry or art to share. Sign ups here are encouraged, but no one will be turned away at the gate.
We encourage carpooling! Check the sign-up page for carpool opportunities, and please consider driving others if you are able. Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for any weather-related cancellations. Directions to the farm can be found below.
How to Get to the Farm
The farm is located at 4934 Friends School Rd, directly across from Carolina Friends School in the Duke Forest.
Coming from Duke University, take 751 to the roundabout and turn down Old Erwin Rd towards Chapel Hill. Turn right at Mt. Sinai and take another right onto Friends School Road. Just across from the Carolina Friends School, take another right onto the gravel driveway marked Duke Campus Farm visitor parking. Please park in the fenced gravel parking lot.
As of 2020, Duke has discontinued supporting sponsored rideshares to the Campus Farm. We hope to resume this program -- which many students have used in years past to receive fully-subsidized rides to and from the farm -- as soon as possible. We regret we are unable to coordinate or sponsor transportation at this time.
Our parking lot is located across the street from the Carolina Friends School. Please DO NOT drive down Narrow Ln for any reason; this is our neighbors’ private street and we want to respect their privacy! If you need to turn around, please do so at the Friends School or our parking lot. We will greet your group at the big entrance gate by the parking lot!
What to Wear & Bring for a Work Day:
- Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
- Long pants (to prevent skin contact with insects & plants that may cause discomfort)
- Refillable water bottle & snacks
- Sunscreen and/or a hat
- Rain jacket
- Any necessary medications
- Change of clothes (in case of rain or contact with insects/plants that may cause discomfort)
We have a 1-person outhouse, also known as a pit toilet, near the pavilion for staff & visitors of the farm.