NPEG Volunteer Sessions


920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids

The June garden work session will occur one week before the Public Garden Tour at the NPEG on June 24. We want to make sure the garden is looking its best. Please consider lending a hand as we have a bit more mulch to spread and new weeds to remove. There will be many volunteer native seedlings that need a new home too, so bring some containers if you want to take some!

No registration necessary to volunteer at the NPEG—come when you can!

Do you enjoy creating or maintaining inspirational outdoor spaces? Would you like to improve our urban and suburban environments? Come join us for any or all of these important hands-on garden work sessions. Learn about some of the important tasks in maintaining an urban prairie or install new native plants in our Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG) 920 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids. These garden work sessions are a perfect place to learn about planting, identifying and caring for native plants. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just beginning your education, this is the place to learn, laugh and get to know other Wild Ones members. We need your help in keeping this important native plant demonstration site active and inviting!

Many tools are provided, but if you have them, please bring: Garden Gloves • Hand pruners • Shovel or rake Trowel • Kneeling Pad • Drinking Water • Containers to bring home free plants!

There is a restroom on site, benches in the shade for resting and free parking adjacent to the large building, behind The Green Well Gastro Pub.

Our chapter holds volunteer work days one or two times per month, April–November. They are scheduled and guided by the Garden Chairs Karyn Detmer-Babitt and Amy Heilman. Generally, these garden learning shifts last about two hours. Duties may include pruning, weeding, seed collection, planting, or labeling plants.

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden.