Volunteer for the Burn Garden wood donation team


From DA, Playa Restoration Manager:


Located at 3, 6, and 9, near Promenade and Esplanade, the Burn Gardens are a cluster of Burn Platforms used for burning wood during the Burning Man Event. As the event draws to a close, the burning of wood at the Burn Gardens increases dramatically due to participants eager to burn their excess wood. The main challenge is dealing with participants who try to overstack the burn platforms, as well as burn inappropriate materials such as trash, compost, and recycling.

Starting Sunday morning 9/1/13 at 9am The Burn Garden Wood Donation Team will make sure that participants do not overstack the burn platforms or burn inappropriate materials. Burning Man is proud to be the largest practicing Leave No Trace Event in the world and participants need to take their trash, recycling, and compost with them.

Additionally, the team will facilitate the collection of Wood Donations where participants can donate good quality, useable lumber. The donors will be doing most of the heavy lifting, you just need to direct them.

3-person team per Burn Garden
2-hour shifts



Thank you! See you in the dust!
For any issues with Shiftboard Sign Ups contact: emerald@burningman.com

About the author: The Hun

The Hun

The Hun, also known as J.H. Fearless, has been blogging for Burning Man (and many other outlets) since 2005, which is also the year she joined the BRC DPW on a whim that turned out to be a ten-year commitment. Since then she's won some awards for blogging, built her own creative business, and produced some of the Burning Blog's most popular stories and series. She co-created a grant-funded art piece, "Refoliation," in 2007, and stood next to it watching the Man burn on Monday night during a full lunar eclipse. She considers that, in many ways, to have been the symbolic end of Burning Man that was. The Hun lives in Reno with DPW Shade King, Quiet Earp. You may address her as "The Hun" or "Hun". If you call her "Honey" she reserves the right to cut you.

4 Comments on “Volunteer for the Burn Garden wood donation team

  • rocks says:

    what, if any, are the regulations against burning paper? for years i’ve found it an incredibly cleansing act to burn the 47 pounds of paper bills that i accumulate over the past 2 years (i’m BRC every other year, odd years, go figger).

    i’ve confirmed there are no plastic, coated paper clips, or any other mixins with these papers. just bills.

    just checking…

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  • The Hun says:

    Great question. And you’ll like the answer: There is no restriction on burning paper!! Burn burn burn those bills!

    Here’s the deal, though. If you burn paper, it tends to break up and fly around. So try to burn it in a barrel where the detritus and flyaways won’t be too bad. Makes it easier for you to clean up, which of course you are already planning to do :)

    Go get that catharsis. I totally feel you.

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  • lionel says:

    i need my name

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  • Tony Beltran says:

    Volunteering is a great way to contribute towards charitable causes and this can be performed in many ways. No doubt charities do require funds, but they also need people in order to be a success. It is not always require that you donate money to charity. You can also volunteer any charity even or organization. Also, in this way you can contribute in charity.

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