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By Car:

– Take the Buchanan Street exit off of the 580 Freeway

– Turn Right onto Jackson Street, entrance is on your left


By AC Public Transit:

– Take the 52 or the 18 AC Bus towards University Village

Route 52 picks up near Berkeley’s campus at Bancroft & Telegraph, and University & Shattuck

Route 18 picks up near Berkeley’s campus at Shattuck & Addison (Berkeley BART)


By Foot or Bike:

– From Berkeley’s West Gate, bike north on Oxford Street, and turn left onto Virginia Street

– OR: take the BART to the North Berkeley Bart Station

– Go north and west to the Ohlone Greenway Bike path entrance on Virginia Street

– Walk/Bike North to Marin Ave (From N.Berkeley Bart it is 30min by foot or 10min by bike)

– Turn Left and Walk/Bike down Marin Ave until you hit the Gill Tract Community Farm on San Pablo Ave



2 thoughts on “Directions

  1. I’m teaching a volunteering class in the fall to international high school graduates. Please let me know if volunteers from the class could be of benefit to Gill Tract Farm.

    Details about me and the volunteering class:
    -I am a university ESL instructor with a background in social work. I am teaching this class in the fall and coordinating volunteer sites for the students.
    -We are looking for 5-15 volunteer sites with a variety of types of volunteer work for the students. Probably two or more students will be placed at each site. The class will consist of about 25 students.
    -The students are international high-school graduates in the UC Berkeley Extension College Foundations Program They are here to apply to American universities.
    -The students have excellent English skills, with some variability in verbal communication ability because they will have just arrived in the U.S. So far, enrolled students are from Saudi Arabia and China.
    -We are planning to require 20 hours of volunteer work during the 11 weeks between early September through November.
    -The class meets once a week for two hours and will support the volunteering experience of the students. I am attaching our tentative syllabus; read only if you like! The students will also be learning about American culture in another class.
    -Our goals for our students are: to do work that helps the organization, to feel connected to the Berkeley community, to improve language and cultural skills, to learn about volunteerism, to practice American workplace skills, and to pursue a volunteer activity they care about.

    What we need from a volunteer site:
    -A site supervisor who will have time to orient and mentor the students and confirm with me twice during the term that the students are completing their hours. This supervisor will introduce the student to the goals of the organization and the needs it fulfills.
    -A site reachable from the university by public transportation.
    -A site students can volunteer at weekdays after 5 or on the weekends. They are in class most of the time M-F 9-5.

    If this seems helpful and like a good fit for your program, please let me know how many students you would be willing to host. I would then confirm your availability in August and begin matching the students in early September. If it doesn’t seem like a good fit, I would welcome referrals. If you have further questions, please let me know.
    Many thanks for your time,
    Ariana Chandler

    • Dear Ariana,
      I just saw your letter to us and do not know if this is current or if it is from awhile ago. We just had a visit from the International High School last week and they came with Deepa.
      We would be happy to have students come and volunteer at our site. We would be ok with two to ten volunteers to start. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are open until 6pm, but with school going until 5pm and then a bus ride, that probably would not work. We are also open on Sunday from Noon till 5pm and that might fit perfectly. I am the farm manager and would be able to record and keep track of their volunteer hours. I would also be able to provide direct assistance and training on the farm. Currently our volunteers speak many languages on the farm, mostly English, Spanish and Mandarin. Give me a call or email me and we can see if we are a good fit for your program.
      Jon Hoffman
      Farm Manager

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