Docent Training


Register for docent training at The Farm

Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm is looking for volunteer docents who enjoy helping others appreciate trees, flowers, and the achievements of Luther Burbank.

We're planning on increasing our visitors to the Farm by attracting group tours - by the busload, and we need more docents. There is no minimum commitment.

Experienced Docents:  As a refresher, sign up for training, and tour with other experienced docents. Trade details or stories to keep your presentation fresh.  There are also changes in the cottage which you should know about.

Directions To Training

We'll begin in the cottage by covering the administrative part of keeping records, etc., answering questions, and then we'll go out and take the tour.  Don't worry about not knowing much about plants; you can refer to the docent manual while you're on the path.  What's important is to convey your respect for Luther Burbank's achievements and your enthusiasm for preserving and improving Gold Ridge Farm.  Fees from tours and subsequent sales are important for this effort.  Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided.

Docent Training