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, both for safety reasons and record keeping. The sign-in station is 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.


A trash can is provided for volunteers near the port-a-potty and hand-washing station, to the right of the driveway. Drinking water is available at the farm adjacent to the pavilion, and reusable water bottles are strongly encouraged.