Volunteer Schedule

Volunteer in our Native Plant Education Garden

Volunteer sessions are ended for 2022.
Please check back in the spring!

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), We need your help in keeping this important native plant demonstration site active and inviting!

Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG)

920 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids (free parking in large lot on left side of building)

Located in front of the Monarch Investment & Management Group building, once the site of the historic D.A Blodgett Children’s Hospital.

This urban garden contains over 80 different plant species and is on its 10th year of existence. This is a wonderful spot to learn to identify different plants, develop planting and maintenance techniques you can use in your own garden, and to socialize with Wild Ones River City members. We have fun and learn at the same time! It is very important that we continue our monthly garden-care session to keep the native beds looking their best! You do not need to be a member to participate. Dates and times will vary each month to encourage participation.

Read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden.