Arrivals and Sign In


Volunteers are scheduled for tasks on Gaining Ground’s property, located at 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA.


Parking is very limited, so please carpool when you can. Volunteers may park in the lot next to Gaining Ground’s sugar house. Please do not park in the Thoreau Farm parking lot, nearer to the Thoreau Farm house and with the solar array.

Please Sign In

During every farming volunteer visit, we expect anyone high school age and older to sign in upon arrival and leave release forms, both for safety reasons and record keeping. The sign-in station and bulletin board are at the volunteer pavilion, on the right side of the farm road as you walk through the gate and down the road in the direction of the barn.

Carry In, Carry Out

Trash cans are not provided, so volunteers are asked to take their trash away with them. Drinking water is available at the farm and reusable bottles are encouraged.