Presidio Nursery Drop-In Program

​​​The Presidio Nursery grows 80,000 plants each year. Volunteers care for native plants and are part of a thriving community-based restoration program working to restore the Presidio. Activities include transplanting seedlings, pruning, composting, seed collecting, and taking care of the Nursery’s native plant demonstration garden. The Nursery program is led by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Trust, and National Park Service.


Wednesdays, 1 to 4 pm
Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm

Meeting Location
Meet at the Presidio Nursery​, located at 1249A Appleton Street.


Contact Information
(415) 561-4826 or


How To Participate
Individuals and families or groups of 4 people or fewer are welcome to attend without pre-registration. Simply show up at the appropriate meeting location for sign in and asked to complete an agreement form (first visit only). Volunteers under 18 years must bring a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian. See below for details.
Groups of five people or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit Group Service Projects​ for details.

Age Requirements
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. If bringing youth under age 15 to any of the workdays, please read the Youth and Family Guidelines.

What to Wear
Be prepared! Wear clothes that can get dirty, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals). Bring a hat and/or sunglasses and wear sunscreen.

What to Bring
Bring the appropriate waiver forms (see below). Bring a reusable water bottle. Water stations will be available for refills. All necessary tools, supplies, and gloves will be provided.

Skill Requirements
No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.

This program is rain or shine. If it is raining, please bring rain gear.

Community Service Hours
This program fulfills community service requirements.

Volunteer Agreement Forms (Please bring the completed forms to the project). 
Youth/Adult: Complete the Volunteer Services Agreement​​. Volunteers under age 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.