One of the most unique and exciting attributes of Garden
Harvest is the fact that over 95% of its workforce is volunteer.
Not only is the Board of Directors volunteer driven, but also
two core staff members still work as full time volunteers as
they have for ten years, inspiring numbers of others to follow
suit. Each year Garden Harvest gives out the award of
"Volunteer of the Year," as well as the award of "In Kind Donor
of the Year".
With so many demonstrating such dedication to the cause, word
continues to spread through the Maryland community driving
volunteer records through record heights. Starting with just 333
volunteers in 1994, in three years Garden Harvest's volunteer
base soared through 3,565, and since 2001, over 5000 people
contribute each year over 19,000 hours helping to produce and
deliver an average of 350,000 lbs. of organic produce a season