As a non-profit organization, we depend on help from volunteers for tasks ranging from routine maintenance to special projects – and everything in between!

Volunteers can expect a rewarding experience, working with new and old friends to create beautiful and useful spaces in an outdoor setting. You will learn new skills, feel the thrill of passing on your knowledge, and be immersed in a positive community setting.

Projects may include a range of things: planting seeds, weeding, clearing trails, building birdhouses, creating or enhancing structures, and much more.

If you are interested in our volunteer program, please let us know what you are interested in, what skills you have to offer, and your availability.

Volunteers will share in food harvests, have access to special volunteer appreciation events, and enjoy contributing to an Environmental Educational Center. We are not expecting superhero strength from those who help out – there are also tasks for little hands, or more sedentary people. The point is not to exhaust or hurt yourself, just to feel a part of building the ALC community.

Given the current political climate, we need to focus RIGHT NOW, even more than before, on supporting what we have begun to build. Many of you have in one way or another contributed to this, and we ask that you continue to do so. For the community, for the environment, and for the future.

In short, we are asking all of you for your continued assistance in growing the ALC vision for the mutual benefit of us all. At ALC, we will continue to do our best to provide a safe place For People and Life!


Centrally located just 90 miles north of the Twin Cities and 80 miles south of Duluth, our location is easily accessible, yet far enough away that you can leave all your worries behind you.

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We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID (EIN):82-3546139