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Help Plant Crop Seeds for Future Harvests

Help Plant Crop Seeds for Future Harvests

Support Hilltop Neighbors

Date: August 15 | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Highland Youth Garden

67 S Highland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

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The Highland Youth Garden began in February 2009 as two recreation centers closed in the Hilltop community. Caring individuals began working with the neighborhood elementary schools to plan positive activities for the youth and the idea of a garden program emerged. In the years that followed, and with the commitment of many volunteers of all ages, the Highland Youth Garden grew to become a .40 acre community garden focused on children.

Join Besa and Highland Youth Garden to support families in the Hilltop community! As a volunteer, you'll help plant seeds/seedlings, water, weed, harvest fresh produce, and support the produce distribution stand.


Highland Youth Garden will provide gardening gloves and plastic gloves for produce distribution, as well as practice social distancing. Volunteers are required to bring their own mask or face covering, Highland Youth Garden will not be providing any. Minors are also required to bring and wear face masks.


The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 50, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19. 


  • A lead volunteer from HYG will provide orientation and training.
  • This is a kid-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • All tools and gloves will be provided.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Please dress for the weather and in comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunscreen and a bottle of water since you will be outdoors.
  • Parking is located on S. Highland (which is a one-way street). We recommend heading south onto Wheatland Ave. (also a one-way), and then turning left onto Floral Ave. Volunteers can park in the Highland Youth Garden lot on Floral Ave. or on S. Highland Avenue.
  • Unfortunately, this event is not ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.


Click here for more information about the Highland Youth Garden and the amazing work they do.