Volunteer Schedule

Volunteer in our Native Plant Education Garden!

Location: 920 Cherry St, Grand Rapids (free parking in large lot on left side of building)

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!

A restroom is available at the ICCF building on site. Please bring drinking water and your own gardening tools.


Session #1 – June 4, Friday – 10 AM to Noon 

Session # 2 – June 23, Wednesday – 10 AM to Noon  (June 16 session has been cancelled)

June is a beautiful time in our Wild Ones Education Garden and there is plenty to do and an activity for every person’s level of ability. Please consider lending a hand at one of the two sessions planned, free plants are a perk! Our garden sessions always provide us a chance to meet new members, catch up with friends, make new friends, learn and laugh!

Activities: spreading a little mulch along the interior pathways through the beds, planting a few new plugs to enhance the variety of species (we have over 75 different species now!), removal of small native plants that have “over-populated” the beds, some weeding and adding plant labels.

Items to bring if you have: Drinking water (there is a restroom on site), gloves, shovel, trowel, pruners, soil knife, buckets for weed collection, kneeling pad, pots to bring home spare plants!

Location: 920 Cherry St, Grand Rapids (free parking in large lot on left side of building)

July, August, September, October sessions TBA

Amy would love to find a member who is interested in helping her Co-Chair in the garden. You do not need to be an expert on plants or design, just a willingness and interest in helping lead garden work sessions which only happen one or two times per month. She would cheerfully help teach you along the way! 

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Heilman, Garden Chair at [email protected]  

See you in the garden!


Read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden.