The Garden Volunteer may work individually or on a team to assist to identify and research topics, prepare gardens, plant, maintain, preserve, and assist to interpret the health and seasonal presentations of heirloom flowers, herbs, vegetables and orchards.
- Basic gardening knowledge and practice
- A keen interest in or knowledge of historic gardens and orchards
- Physically fit and interested in outdoor work
- Some knowledge of organic growing methods
- Interest in seed preservation
- Good oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Successful completion of Heritage Services’ volunteer intake process
Samples of activities and initiatives may include:
- Reading notes, attending training, studying and practicing presentations for the specific program
- Researching garden history, plant heritage and historic gardening techniques and supply sources
- Assisting with the planting of heritage seeds and plants
- Assisting with the maintenance of the gardens by weeding and watering.
- Conducting research on heritage gardens, plants and landscapes.
- Sharing information about the gardens and plants with staff, volunteers and the public
- Assisting with demonstrating traditional and heritage gardening practices
Six to eight hours per month on a consistent day; including one monthly Saturday morning Gardening Bee
The schedule will be worked out at the mutual convenience of the volunteer and staff.
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