Volunteer Groups Beautify Garden

Morgan Stanley Volunteers

Morgan Stanley Volunteers

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Jews for Jesus Volunteers with Anne, who supervises plantings as Garden Chair

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and without them, we could not keep the garden clean, green and thriving. On June 19th, a group from Morgan Stanley pruned the shrubbery and planted several hundred caladium bulbs, which brighten up the shady site with colorful foliage. They also tidied the garden and scrubbed off chaulk defacing  the fountains.

On July 14th, the organization Jews for Jesus sent eight volunteers who replanted the front border near the cafe with ground cover (Liriope muscari), planted more caladiums and installed stanchions (ropes along pathway) to encourage garden visitors to stay on the nature trail. (Unsupervised children  cut across plant beds causing damage.)

If you would like to lend a helping hand, just show up on Saturday mornings and speak to Millie, Allan, or Brandon, directors who serve on our garden committee. No special skills needed. This time a year, the biggest challenge is keeping the garden clean and deadheading  faded blossems.

You can also fill out a volunteer form on this website. Be sure to tell us about any special skills you might have. We always need people who are handy, can do light carpentry, or know about plants. We are now planning group volunteer assignments for fall.

Anne Saxon-Hersh, Garden Chair, editor.hersh@hammarskjoldplaza.org

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