The following are the regular, ongoing projects of the house. For details on this week’s schedule, go here. We welcome volunteers – whether for a one-time visit or a regular commitment for any of the projects listed below. We can also tailor-make volunteer opportunities that would benefit our community if you have certain schedule restrictions. For more information, call or email us – 352-371-4695 or gvillecw(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Breakfast@theGreenHouse – Several days a week, we serve a light breakfast with coffee and tea and provide a warm, welcoming place for people to start their day.
Green House Knitters - Weekly gathering (women-folk only) to learn to knit, teach knitting, work on a project of your own, or use our stash of beautiful, donated yarn to create warm things for people out in the cold this winter. Also crochet rugs made from old T-shirts to sell to help support yourself or the work of the house. Crocheters welcome too!
Dorothy’s Farmers Market Cafe - A simple, free, healthy, home-cooked meal every Wednesday at the Green House of the Gainesville Catholic Worker. A team of chefs-in-training prepare the meal (contact us if you would like to sign up for a month) with dining from 12-3pm, and clean-up ongoing. We welcome groups to sponsor a cafe (provide food and volunteers) on a regular basis – once a week, once a month, once a semester, etc., – or sign up to just lend a hand in the afternoon. Regular volunteers who can commit for the semester are especially helpful!
Weekly and monthly workdays at Black Acres Microfarm - Join us at this urban microfarm just a few blocks from UF. In partnership with the GCW, we help provide regular volunteers to the microfarm and the produce from the microfarm is shared with our friends and neighbors at the cafe and through distribution. Volunteer all morning or for an hour or whatever suits your schedule. Call Jade at 352-275-4661 or 352-337-0817 to get directions and let him know you’re coming!
Art for All - Part art-therapy, part cottage industry, part opportunity to create and have fun, local artists teach community members, guests, friends and volunteers to create crafty works of art for personal use or to sell through our Art for All boutique at the house.
Prep work and distribution of food gleaned from 441 Farmer’s Market – Join us to help prep food we have gleaned from the Alachua County 441 Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning. Depending on the amount gleaned, we also need help distributing it to friends and neighbors who lack access to healthy, nutritious, fresh food.
OTHER ONGOING PROJECTS
House Hours - The house is open for visits, hospitality, donation drop-off, etc. Friends come by to use the phone, get out of bad weather, rest, have a cup of coffee, etc.
House Dinner - Each evening members of the house community gather for a simple meal. Guests are welcome; call or email us ahead of time to let us know if you will be joining us.
Green House Gardens – We co-opted some space from the city in our neighboring parking lot to plant raised-bed gardens to produce food for the house and our neighborhood. Email us to let us know if you’d like to help out with ongoing chores or work regularly in the garden.
New Community Prayer Service and Potluck, first Sundays of each month, 4-7pm, locations to be determined - A group of folks, including some of us associated with the GCW, have committed to forming an intentional community. Once-a-month, we’ll gather at various people’s homes, in the spirit of the early church, to pray together and share a meal. The gathering is open to anyone who would like to join us.
Check out the “This Week” tab for a weekly update that features these and other special projects that may come up during the semester.