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Volunteer – Summer Gardening and More!
Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden | Tue, June 04, 2019, 8:30am - 1:30pm
Natural Lands is delighted to partner with Morris Arboretum on a special volunteer exchange! Morris’ volunteer “regulars” will join us at Stoneleigh this morning for gardening, learning, and meeting great people.
We’ll start off working in the garden a few hours, then relax and share stories with fellow volunteer friends over BYO brown-bag lunch in the pavilion at noon. After lunch, enjoy a special 1-hour tour with horticulturist Sam Nestory; tour runs 12:30 – 1:30 pm.
Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people.
Volunteers are welcome at Stoneleigh on 1st and 2nd Tuesdays, and 3rd and 4th Thursdays every month, 8:30 am, at the Welcome Kiosk. Pre-register to let us know you’re coming, so we can plan a project!
For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, which donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.
The property includes stately trees, winding pathways, and lush gardens that were designed by a number of notable landscape architects over the past century—including the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the famed Frederick Law Olmsted.
- Meet at the Welcome Kiosk.
- Dress for the season and wear sturdy shoes.
- Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts—poison ivy and brambles may be present.
- Ticks and bugs are possible; bug spray recommended.
- Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Stoneleigh.
- No experience necessary; instruction will be provided.
- Tools, gloves and water will be provided; bring your own if you’d like.
- Suitable for ages 12+.
- Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain, and get dirty.
- Volunteers contribute valuable time and talents to Natural Lands – thank you for your hard-working efforts!
Event is free. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or contact Debbie Beer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-353-5587 ext. 266, or Sam (Samantha) Nestory on-site, 610-716-4128.
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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