Saint John’s Abbey Volunteer Program

Assignment Description


Position: Garden Partner       

Number of persons needed: 1 per gardening monk

Department: Abbey Vegetable and Flower Gardens

Brief Summary of Assignment: Assist in tending flower and vegetable gardens.

Time Commitment: 4 hours weekly as needed or as needed/available.


1      Get supplies needed to weed/water or harvest the garden.

2      Pull or hoe weeds.

3      Water plants as needed.

4      Harvest produce and put in designated area.

5      Put supplies away and dispose of weeds in designated area.

6      Report to team leader/mentor when unable to water and care for plants.

Skills and Qualifications

1      Knowledge of garden plants and ability to identify weeds.

2      Able to work independently and take initiative.

3      Physical ability to bend/stoop/squat.

4      Able to work in warm location.

Team Leader: Dunstan Moorse, OSB.  320-363-2093 or

Location, working space, equipment, etc.: Various flower gardens, vegetable gardens, Greenhouse.

Any questions: contact Eileen Haeg at 363-3304 or email