Volunteer in our Native Plant Education Garden!
New and old 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!
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 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.
September 3, Tuesday (10 am–Noon) CANCELED due to weather predictions.
September 5, Thursday, 9–11 am
October 15, Tuesday, 10–noon
Intended work: We will collect plant labels to store for winter, harvest seeds and cut back any plants drooping into pathways. We will then bid our educational garden a fond farewell until spring and celebrate another successful year of serving and learning amongst the native plants.
Tools: Please bring if you have—gloves, a container for weeds, pruners, soil knife or weeder, kneeling pad, paper bags or envelopes for seeds. There will be some tools on hand to lend out.
A restroom is available at the ICCF building on site. Please bring drinking water.
Questions? Contact Amy Heilman, Garden Chair
To read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden, click here.
Volunteer at Marywood Prairie Habitat
Location: 2025 E. Fulton at the NW (Corner Fulton and Lakeside Dr)
Parking is next to the site at the Marywood Health Center lot.
We’ll be observing which species made a strong showing this year and which did not, what makes the Biennial Gaura so prolific, results of trimming back tall plants in spring and some comparisons of native gardens/prairies.
Our planned service will include watering new plants as needed, cutting woody growth, clearing overly aggressive plants and weeding. Helpful tools: clippers, trowel, loppers, kneel pad. As usual, hats, water bottles, long pants and long-sleeved shirts are recommended.