05/19/2012 - Chadron State College Arboretum Volunteers Schedule of Events
Chadron State College Arboretum Volunteers will host four events over the course of the year emphasizing the theme of Sharing the Simplicity of Do-It-Yourself Gardening. For each event, volunteers are invited to meet at 9:00 AM at the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center on campus and work until noon.
On Saturday, May 19: Simple Steps for Spring Flower Planting
Transform campus planting beds into green and growing gardens in just one morning. Put design and soil building basics to work, and plants in the ground.
Events are designed to help volunteers learn how simple and rewarding it is to plant and care for plants in our area. Volunteers learn through “hands-on” activities of cleaning and sorting seeds, preparing soils, caring for tools, and planting.
“We encourage volunteers of all ages at all of our events. Our goal is that you take what you learn home to your own gardens. Volunteers are welcome for all or part of the day, and we always end promptly at noon,” says Chadron State College Public Horticulturist, Lucinda Mays.
Volunteers are asked to bring what garden tools they have to these events: hand trowels, rakes, and garden spades. People are reminded to dress for the weather and wear gloves, hat and bring your own drinking water. Snacks will be provided. For more information contact Lucinda Mays at 308-430-4186.