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We're looking for volunteer gardeners.

Published: 
4 years 24 weeks ago

Like to work outdoors and get your hands dirty? Cornell Plantations is seeking volunteers to assist with the care of two of its most prized and well-known collections: the Robison York State Herb Garden and the Martha Howell Young Flower Garden.

These volunteer opportunities are available to anyone who loves plants and gardening and is able to meet the minimum requirements.

Applicants should be willing to make a weekly, long-term commitment through the growing season (April through October), and must be available Wednesday mornings for 1 to 4 hours, between 8:00 am and 12 noon.

The work can be moderately strenuous at times, and will include weeding, dividing perennials, planting annuals, mulching, deadheading spent flowers, etc. Fall cleanup includes removing frosted annuals and cutting back perennials. Prior gardening experience is helpful but not necessary. Applicants should be physically fit and able to perform repetitive tasks typical of garden and yard work, including lifting, bending, kneeling, etc. Applicants must enjoy learning, be willing to follow instructions and able to pay careful attention to fine details.

For more information, including additional volunteer opportunities, please contact Kevin Moss, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (607) 254-7430, or email km274@cornell.edu. You may also fill out an online volunteer application.