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SFA Gardens volunteers



If you love gardening or simply love looking at gardens, we have a place for you. No matter your experience level or availability, SFA Gardens is full of opportunities to get involved and get connected to other like-minded folks. 

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Lunch Bunch is our monthly social for garden minded individuals. A variety of themed topics will be presented, and a short volunteer meeting will follow. Bring your own lunch. Third Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. at the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building, 2900 Raguet, Nacogdoches, TX.

How to get involved

  1. Take a look at SFA’s volunteer policy.
  2. Fill out our information form to tell us a bit about yourself.
  3. Complete a volunteer release form.
  4. We are required to have background checks on our volunteers. Please complete Stephen F. Austin State University's disclosure consent form and follow the instructions on the form for submission.

    Email the volunteer release form to or mail to:

    SFA Gardens
    P.O. Box 13000
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Volunteer Opportunities


  • Adopt a spot - curate one of the color areas
  • Maintain a safe walking space for visitors
  • Special projects:
    - Annual cleanup and plantings
    - Azalea trail prep
    - Other projects as they arise


  • Grooming plants
  • Plant inventory


  • Weekly watering
  • Potting, sowing seeds
  • Grooming plants


  • Mailings
  • Record keeping
  • Lecture Series/Saturday Seminar
    - Room set-up
    - Technical support

Plant Sale

  • Labeling
  • Set-up
  • Sale day support


  • Tour guides - guide scheduled tour guests through the gardens
  • Fundraising - brainstorm and implement creative ideas to generate funding for the gardens


SFA Gardens

Office Address: 2900 Raguet St. 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 13000, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962