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!

Our first garden session for 2022 will be
Wednesday, April 13 at 10 AM.

In the event of heavy rain, we will meet the following day, Thursday, April 14 at 10 AM.

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

There is a restroom on site and free parking behind the garden adjacent to the large building and behind The Green Well Restaurant.

Tasks may include pruning back old growth, weed removal, spreading mulch on pathways, adding plant labels, staking tall plants, transplanting some species and planting new species (we have over 80 different species now!) Often there are small native volunteer plants that need a good home so bring containers to take some of these back to your own gardens!

The sessions are led by Garden Co-Chairs Amy Heilman and Karyn Detmer and they are always happy to answer your questions or provide advice. There are various jobs for every skill level and capability so do not be shy, plan to lend a hand when you can and join in the fun!

Questions? Email: [email protected]


WORC Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG)

Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG) •  920 Cherry St SE
This urban garden contains over 90 different plant species and is in its 6th year of existence. This is a wonderful spot to learn to ID different plants, develop planting and maintenance techniques you can use in your own garden and to socialize with your fellow WORC members. We have fun and learn at the same time! Snacks will be provided. It is very important that we work on this garden two times per month to ready it for our chapter’s popular July open house and native plant sale. Dates and times will vary each month to encourage participation.

Read the history of our Native Plant Education Garden.

Thank you!

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