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Salomon Farm Volunteers Needed
Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.

Salomon Farm Park would not be the pristine place that it is without the support of our volunteers. Salomon Farm Park relies on volunteers for a myriad of tasks such as planning and tending the produce gardens and orchard, caring for the livestock, tending the crop fields, and many more projects in which we always welcome extra help! We have also launched Farmers in Training, a free agriculture program for teens 13-17 to learn all about life on the farm while gaining valuable work experience! Please attend an orientation/meeting or contact Kellie at 260.427.6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get involved!

Salomon Farm Animal Care Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, March 23

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park is home to a variety of animals from May – September. Volunteers work with staff to determine their own volunteer shifts. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the care of our farm animals, please sign up to attend our volunteer orientation. Please note that this opportunity is dependent on the availability of openings and approval of volunteer application. Please call Kellie at 427-6005 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. Volunteers must be 18 years. For youth, please check out our Farmers in Training program. Training will be provided.

Location: Learning Center


Salomon Farm Garden Volunteer Orientation

Monday, April 22

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Salomon Farm Park has two gardens and an orchard that are planned, grown and harvested completely through a group of dedicated volunteers ! . The gardeners meet every Monday and Thursday morning from April – October. The produce is sold at our Farmer’s Market to benefit the gardens, serves as a focal point for teaching children and adults about composting, gardening and enjoying a variety of locally grown produce, and shared amongst the volunteers You do not have to commit to the whole season or all of the days to participate! No need to be a master gardener either, as this is a great opportunity to learn gardening knowledge and advanced your skills! All experience levels are welcome. If you are interested in volunteering in Salomon Farm Park’s gardens, please attend our volunteer orientation; you will meet some current volunteers, get a tour of the gardens, and learn what we need help with! Please call Eden Lamb at 427-6008 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 15th if you are interested in attending the orientation.

Location: Learning Center


Farmers in Training Orientation

Ages 13-17
Monday, May 20
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Do you have a teen age 13-17 that loves animals? Are they all about tractors? Do they have a green thumb in the garden? We’re proud to introduce our Farmers in Training program; this free program includes in-depth sessions about caring for livestock, tending fields, farm equipment, care for gardens, and beekeeping! Come on out to orientation to sign up for these free sessions; attend just a few or all of them! For questions, please contact our farm operations supervisor Gretchen Winters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After orientation the club will meet every other Monday from 5:30 – 7pm.
Location: Learning Center
 

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                   Photo credit to: Denny Beck

Volunteering at Special Events

Salomon Farm Park is home to many annual events and festivals! If you are interested in volunteering at any of our events, please contact Eden Lamb at 260.427.6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Events:

Date                            Time                            Event                                      

May 17th                     10am – 3pm                Fiber Arts Celebration                       

May 18th                     10am – 5pm                Fiber Arts Celebration                       

Aug 18th                     4 – 7pm                       Concert on the Farm              

Sept 13th                     10am – 3pm                Fall Harvest Festival              

Sept 14th                     10am – 5pm                Fall Harvest Festival              

Oct 20th                      12 – 5pm                     Handmade Homemade Sale  

Dec 7th                      1 – 5pm                       Christmas on the Farm                       


Group Volunteer Projects

Is your school, church, work, club, or scout troop looking to do some good in the community? Salomon Farm Park always has projects that could use some helping hands! Contact Kellie at 260.427.6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a volunteer day down on the Farm!



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Club Meetings

Joining a club is a great way to support your community, gain knowledge, refine your skills, and make new friends! We have an eclectic group of clubs that support Salomon Farm Park, so we’re sure you’ll find one you love!


Gardeners of America Club Meetings

2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center

The mission of the Gardeners of America is to promote gardening education and related environmental issues to its membership and the gardening public through charitable, educational and scientific means. Join the club! The Fort Wayne Chapter of Gardeners of America meets on the second Thursday of the month. All gardening skill levels are welcome. For more information about the club or a particular meeting, leave a message for Simone at 260.486.2167 or Kathy at 260.637.6242. Also, please visit their Little Free Library in front of the Learning Center at Salomon Farm.


Tri-State Antique Tractor Club

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

Location: Salomon Farm Park Learning Center

The Tri-State Antique Tractor Club is an organization that is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of old farm machinery. If you’ve ever been to our infamous Fall Harvest Festival you’ve surely seen our co-sponsors the TSA Tractor Club working hard! Join the club and meet other tractor enthusiasts, assist in tending the crop fields, and get the chance to learn and work on a myriad of antique farm equipment pieces. The club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Learning Center. For more information please contact Kellie at 427-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association

Location: Draft Animal Museum (5873 C.R.#427, Auburn, IN)

If you’ve ever been to one of our festivals, you surely haven’t missed the massive horses pulling along wagons. It’s all thanks to the DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association! Their purpose as a club is to hold exhibitions, fairs and other events to promote the breeding, care and use of draft animals through education and public service in DeKalb County, Indiana. Its members are draft animal owners or people that were interested in draft animals that want to come together for social, educational and community service reasons. Anyone may become of a member in good standing of the Association by paying the required annual dues as set forth by the Membership and attend regular meetings and events of the Association. Meetings are currently held monthly at the Draft Animal Museum, 5873 C.R.#427, Auburn, Indiana beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dues are $10.00 annually. E-mail the Horsemen's Association:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 260.343.8798 for more information.  


Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers

2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Swinney Homestead (1424 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN)

Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers are proud supporters of the annual Fiber Arts celebration at Salomon Farm Park. The guild is dedicated to sharing and teaching the fiber arts. Guild meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Swinney Homestead in Fort Wayne. In addition to the monthly meetings, the guild participates in many activities throughout the year, including spin-ins, charity knitting, Fiber Arts Celebration, the Johnny Appleseed Festival, spinning at the Old Fort, and many more. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Salomon Farm Blacksmiths

Location: Salomon Farm Park Blacksmith Forge

Thanks to Salomon Farm Blacksmiths for all of their volunteer hours in teaching classes and demonstrating at events. Join the Blacksmiths at 9 am on the 4th Saturday each month to watch and participate in forging (18 years and up only). Find the blacksmiths in the forge, just south of the gardens. The Blacksmiths offer beginner classes for both children and adults.

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