Gardens Founded in 2001 - Home in 2002
The garden crew is active from April-October and sometimes in November weather permitting. Work happens weekly throughout the garden season on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. It also is scheduled for one Saturday a month from April through October. Cancellations due to weather will be posted by 6:00 am of the workday on this blog. You must attend a spring orientation to the garden and Northland Hospice & Palliative Care in order to work. A summary of the work that has been done is included on the blog. Look for weekly postings on this blog during the garden season.
Volunteering in the Garden
April 13, 11:30-1:30 Lunch and orientation for new volunteers at hospice and TB testing for all
April 16, 9:15-10 TB tests read and 10:00 garden orientation. First Thursday workday 9-12
April 20, First Monday workday 9-12
May 2, Saturday workday 9-12
If you are interested in volunteering, please email CrysWells@gmail.com.
Please note: TB testing is required annually for all garden volunteers.
If you have current TB results that were done by a physician or at a hospital, these may be submitted to Northland Hospice.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the volunteer coordinator Kathy Simmons (email@example.com) to schedule a time for testing and orientation.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Earth Day Clean-up
On Saturday, April 17th from 9am-12pm the Olivia White Gardens will have a clean-up day and orientation for gardeners who want to help in the garden this season. Clean-up includes sweeping, removal of cinders from the Switzer Canyon beds, putting out hardscape, and beginning deadheading of last years perennials. We have one glider that needs to be restained, and several shrubs that need to be pruned of broken branches.
The orientation will begin at 10am and include a tour of the garden, procedures for outside (including keys for the greenhouse and shed) and inside (bathrooms and entry). Procedures also include signing in and out when working.
For those new to the garden we ask that you wear a hat, sunscreen, and bring gloves if you have them. Long sleeves/pants, and close toed shoes are recommmended. We have tools and provide water and snacks.
Parking will be limited on this day due to house procedures and many visitors in the neighborhood (the YMCA openhouse/a service for Karen Cooper at the First Congregational Church). Parking is available on the East side of Turquoise in allowed spaces and at the Gastro-Entrological offices on Switzer Canyon Drive. NO Parking at Olivia White/patient's families and staff only.
For any questions or concerns contact Loni Shapiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.