Fall Day of Service

Photos from Fall Day of Service

Carolina smiles and looks down at harvested strawberries that she pulled

Harvesting strawberries at Potawot

A male volunteer wearing a Cal Poly Humboldt hat and sweatshirt smiles as he weeds the blueberry patch at Potawot

Weeding the blueberry patch

Jose Moreno smiles as he weeds the native herb garden at Potawot

Weeding the native herb garden

A volunteer smiles broadly as they hold up a strawberry between gloved fingers

Strawberry harvest delights

Three volunteers stand in front of the hoop houses at Potawot holding basked of strawberries that they get to take home

Potawot gifted strawberries to each volunteer

A group of students and a faculty member stand around a green and yellow 4x4 in front of the hoop houses at Potawot

Professor Vizenor and first year students from BA120

A large group of volunteers gather at the Potawot Community Food Garden

Fall Day of Service volunteer group (2022)

Fall Day of Service 

Fall Day of Service is a large-scale event that brings together students, staff, alumni, and community members to contribute to Potawot Community Food Garden's annual "Day of Caring." 

Volunteers engage in a variety of outside gardening projects which may include harvesting strawberries, orchard care, weeding, or tending the native herb garden. 

The Potawot Community Food Garden is part of United Indian Health Services (UIHS) and volunteers support garden projects that provide healthy food access to UIHS clients.


Fall Day of Service flier from 2023


Fall Day of Service 2025

Event invormation coming soon

Saturday, October 7th, 2023 9:30am-12:30pm 

  • Projects: Harvesting strawberries, weeding and mulching, native herb garden tending, orchard care and more! Outside projects only (rain or shine)
  • Location: 3500 Ribeiro Lane, Arcata
  • More information: Y.E.S. will email you information about transportation and recommended clothing to help you prepare for this volunteer project. Please check your campus email leading up to the event date. 

9:00-9:15am: Campus Bus m eet up at the SBS

  • Cal Poly Humboldt students and staff can travel by bus to the site
  • Meet outside the Student Business Services Building (SBS) 
  • Bring your campus  ID and arrive by 9am

9:30-9:50am: Volunteer Registration, Breakfast Snacks

  • Sign-in, release of liability, and field trip roster forms
  • Glove distribution

9:50-10:00am: Welcome Message & Project Descriptions

  • Welcome remarks
  • Project & logistics overview
  • Group photo

10:00-12:00pm: Volunteer Projects

12:00-12:30pm: Clean Up

  • Wrap up volunteer projects
  • Collect and clean off tools
  • Return supplies to storage sheds