April is here at last so you know what that means…spring clean-up in the Native Plant Education Garden! This is always a fun time at the beginning of the year to meet new members and catch up with long-time members while we work together to remove last year’s abundance of growth. Seeing the new green sprouts and buds begin to emerge is a hopeful time for us all, especially after this challenging winter!
Volunteer in our Native Plant Education Garden!
New chapter members are warmly welcomed to join in helping in the garden during the spring, summer and fall months! It is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about native plant identification, planting and maintenance techniques, pollinator viewing and the camaraderie of like-minded folks!
APRIL VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE
Location: 920 Cherry Street, GR – in front of the beautiful Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) building, in the heart of the bustling East Hills neighborhood. Park in the large lot on the east side of ICCF.
April 11, Thursday (10 am–Noon) CANCELED DUE TO RAIN/SNOW FORECAST
April 30, Tuesday (10 am–Noon)
Intended work: Cut and remove last year’s herbaceous growth, raking, some edging of beds, weeding, determine areas to be planted in May.
Tools: Please bring if you have—gloves, pruners, shovel, rake, kneeling pad or knee pads, weed collection tubs (the big rubber trugs are nice for this), there will be some tools on hand to lend out.
A restroom is available at the ICCF building on site. Please bring drinking water. Snacks will be provided!
If you have questions: Please contact me at the email below (rather than replying to this email) as that goes back to Communication Chair, Ruth Oldenburg and she will just need to forward it to me. Thank you!
See you in the garden!
Amy Heilman, Garden Chair
Native Plant Education Garden
920 Cherry St. SE
In front of the Inner City Christian Federation Building (ICCF)
To read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden, click here.
Marywood Prairie Habitat
2025 E. Fulton at the NW
Corner Fulton and Lakeside Dr
Parking is next to the site at the Marywood Health Center lot.