July 9th, 2015 - Volunteer at HDG Booth at Farmers Market





Humanists Doing Good will be setting up a booth a the Grand Junction Farmers Market on Main Street. We typically have a 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm shift and a 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm shift. We can often be flexible with volunteer shifts too if these times do not happen to work for you, but you are interested in participating. Volunteers help with setting up our booth, staffing our table and taking down our booth at the end of the evening. We are happy to partner new volunteers with experienced volunteers and no previous experience is required. We plan to once again have our mascot out mixing with the crowd and surprising people with small gifts. Help us reach out to our community and inform people about all the great things we do. It's a great way to meet new and interesting people.

When: Thursday, July 9th - Shifts from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm and from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Where: Main Street, GJ

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site to volunteer.

July 5th, 2015 - Cherry Harvesting for Donation to Community Food Bank & Teen Shelter



Humanists Doing Good partnered with the Grow Another Row organization to harvest 14 boxes of cherries totaling 242 pounds from the Fruit Basket Orchards. The cherries were generously donated by the Fruit Basket and volunteers had a great time on a cool morning out in the orchard. As an added bonus, volunteers were able to take some cherries home to eat too.

The Daily Sentinel sent out a reporter and photographer to cover the event.

June 28th, 2015 - Hike the Palisade Rim Trail



Join us for a hike with scenic views of the valley and some nice petroglyphs. Fini will lead us and we will start early to avoid the worst heat! 

The Palisade Rim Trail has delightful views of the Grand Valley, orchards, Colorado River, and Book Cliffs. Bring your camera! There are also some Native American Petroglyphs. It’s supposed to be a “nice, do-able grade” that is “easy-to-moderate” – there is a climb at the beginning, but with switchbacks so it isn’t straight up! It is a four mile round trip that is listed as taking 1 hour 30 minutes, but we'll probably be at a slower pace.  

HDG member Fini Oharek will lead this hike.

When: Sunday, June 28th at 8:00 am

Where: The BLM gives these directions for getting there: Take the Palisade/Highway 6 exit, Exit 42. Come down the off-ramp and turn right (the only way you can go). Go 3/4 of a mile to Highway 6 and turn left (heads up: it’s a divided highway, be careful not to head east in the west bound lane!). Stay on Highway 6 for 2.8 miles till you see a good sized dirt parking lot on the left for a river put-in. There is no legal parking on the shoulder of the road at the trailhead.

Here is the BLM map: 

http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/field_offices/grand_junction_field/permits.Par.5682.File.dat/Palisade%20Rim%20Trail%202-1-13.pdf

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.