Gardens & Sustainability

Garden Stewards maintain and enhance the Presidio’s historic gardens and landscaped areas while learning about horticulture and historic landscape preservation. Activities include planting, weeding, spreading wood chips in landscaped beds, removing overgrown vegetation from historic garden features such as rock walls and pathways, and general site cleanup.

Sustainability Stewards h​elp the Presidio Trust with its ongoing environmental sustainability efforts. Learn about the composting process while composting green waste at the Compost Yard, help organize salvaged materials at the Salvage Warehouse, and assisting with other sustainability projects around the park.


Every Thursday, 9 am to Noon

Meeting Location

Meet at the Presidio Transit Center for a prompt 9:00am departure. Volunteers will be shuttled by van to the project site.

Project Site

Thursday, 2/1: Garden Stewards: Tides Center
Thursday, 2/8: Sustainability Stewards: Compost Yard
Thursday, 2/15: Garden Stewards: Paul Goode Field
Thursday, 2/22: Community Garden Stewards: Ft. Scott Community Garden

Contact Information

(415) 561-5332 or

Volunteer Agreement Forms

Please bring the completed forms to the project (first visit only):

How to Participate

Individuals, families, and groups of four or fewer are welcome to attend without pre-registration. Simply show up at the meeting location, sign-in and submit a completed volunteer agreement form.

Groups of five or more must register in advance. Please visit our Group Service Projects page for details.

This program fulfills most community service requirements.

Age & Skill-L​​evel Guidelines:

All ages are welcome. If bringing youth under age 15, please read the Families and Youth Policy Guidelines​.

No experience is necessary. Training will be provided, as well as all necessary tools, supplies, and gloves.

What to Wear & What to Bring:

Be prepared for variable and unpredictable weather conditions. Our programs happen rain or shine! Please bring your own rain gear, if necessary.

Please wear clothes that can get dirty, and dress in layers. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals). Bring a hat and/or sunglasses, and wear sunscreen.

Bring a reusable water bottle. Water stations will be available for refills.

Bring a completed volunteer agreement form.