Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s one-of-a-kind Native Seed Farm in Irvine. You will be working to help expand the Farm’s impact for restoration of Orange County’s wildlands by planting new plants into our growing fields, weeding to protect them while they grow, and harvesting seed, depending on the season. Tools and training will be provided. You do not need experience, nor a green thumb, just excitement to give back to the land.
Please note our Minors Policy as noted on the letsgooutside.org website: All minors (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. They must also (both parent and minor) be registered for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy led program they wish to attend.
Reviewing the 1-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this Level 1 activity.
Participants are required to come prepared by reviewing the Stewardship Tips in their confirmation email. Under-prepared participants may be turned away.
Your work here will have direct impact on our local land and wildlife! This season, we will be planting and weeding. Eventually, the seed will be harvested and used out in the wild to re-grow animal habitat within the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Our ecologists hand-select the seed we plant, eventually providing animals with food and shelter as well as mitigating the negative impacts of floods and wildfires; which affect people too.
Come help us harness the special traits of these plants to heal the wildlands within the Landmarks!