Volunteer Opportunities

Reach out to Tiana Lopez, garden studio manager



For  volunteer days plan to bring: Working gloves, garden gloves

Other optional tools that can help if you have them handy:

  • Digging shovel
  • Transfer shovel
  • Digging fork, pitchfork, or broadfork
  • Loppers ,shears, pruners


Tasks that we will be completing:

  • Clearing out old plants
  • Cutting branches, pruning trees and bushes
  • Lifting heavy rocks – for those that are willing and able
  • Lifting smaller rocks and creating a rock pile
  • Moving soil and compost
  • Digging up old plants
  • Pulling weeds

The Art of Gardening

With the support and planning of a local coalition of organizations, residents, artists, and a volunteer task force facilitated by the Wyomissing Foundation, GoggleWorks and Lauer’s Park developed “GoggleWorks Gardens at Lauer’s Park.” The collaboration allows GoggleWorks to apply its interactive art studio model to the dynamic garden environment at Lauer’s Park, serving school children and community residents alike.

Our Sofrito, Salsa and Snack Garden

Come join us and grab a snack at our publicly-accessible container garden on North 2nd street!  This garden is 100% FREE and accessible to the community. If you have ever needed an herb for your favorite dish, a vine ripe tomato, or some leafy greens, this garden is your new best asset. The Garden Manager, students, residents, and volunteers will grow plants ranging from tomatoes to herbs and everything in between to make them available for you.

Our Classroom Garden

The classroom gardens at the corner of Walnut and North 3rd streets are our purpose built garden space which gives Reading School District students the opportunity to learn about sustainability, farming, nutrition, art-in-horticulture, and a variety of STEAM topics through GoggleWorks’ After School Arts Program (ASAP). Students will learn about the stages of planting, the necessary elements for planting success and get hands on transplanting starts and weeding beds. Culminating in a harvest of nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in the heart of Reading.

Your donations and contributions help the garden prosper

Goggleworks will accept the following items to help populate the gardens

  • Seeds
  • Bulbs / Tubers
  • Live Perennial Plants
  • Fruit Bushes
  • Young Fruit Trees
  • Garden Tools , Stakes, Wire , Twine
  • Seed Starting Trays
  • Topsoil
  • Compost
  • Potting Soil
  • Mulch – Wood or Straw
  • Individual Amendments such as Vermiculite, Perlite, Peat Moss,
  • Fertilizers
  • Children’s Books related to environmental or garden topics only


Garden Education Opportunities


Tiana Lopez, garden studio manager