Monday, June 16, 2008

What's up this month with volunteers?

From Connie at the Volunteer Desk

The season is full blown and there are lots of ways to get out in the garden this year. The phone number at the CGC: 513.221-0981

Summer Sprouts are up and running for the summer.
Last week Corina (Youth Ed Cord) held cook-outs in each garden to get things rolling.
If you enjoy kids and want to make a difference this summer, help out a day or two at one of the five gardens. Volunteer slots available afternoons Sundays through Fridays and some mornings. Get in touch with me or Corina to get plugged into this fun project.

Neighborhood Gardens always have projects for a few extra folks to put their energy into. Most work is done during the week, with arrangements made through Peter, our Neighborhood Gardens Corrdinator. Lots of garden clean-up and maintenance, and also construction projects from time to time, like building arbors, raised beds, etc.

Wed morning DIRT CREW meets weekly to maintain the grounds
Tues morning HERB GARDEN TEAM meets weekly to work in the demonstration herb garden

Are Special Events Your Interest?
July 24 Neighborhood Gardens Tour Help needed with set-up, registration, clean-up.


M3C3 city-wide volunteer day - groups from GE and PNC Bank swarmed the grounds to clean up the gardens and begin the renovation of one of the garden areas
Cincinnati Bell Volunteers did a weedin blitz of the Butterfly Garden piling up 15 tarps with weeds for the big compost heap
What a boost these groups gave us in our beautification efforts to keep our urban oasis beautiful !

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