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Volunteer Opportunity - Longenecker Gardens Care


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Last updated on March 27, 2014

Spring is in the air! Experience it. The UW Arboretum's Longenecker Gardens are world renowned for their collections of lilacs and crabapples. Be a vital part of maintaining the Gardens by weeding,spreading mulch, planting and removing specimens. As you work you'll learn about the newest varieties of trees and shrubs on the market, and have the opportunity to ask questions of our expert gardeners. Volunteers will help maintain and beautify the Longenecker Gardens through their work. This is a good family volunteer activity for families with kids 14 years and older.

It is helpful but not required that volunteers have some gardening experience. The work does involve bending, kneeling, working on hands and knees, lifting up to 25 pounds, and being out in a variety of weather conditions.

This opportunity is sponsored by: UW-Madison Arboretum

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adult (18+)  Individual
Court Ordered Community Service  Large Group (11+)
Adolescents (13-17)  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+)  Unpaid Interns
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Morning X X X X X
Afternoon X X X X X
Evening
Occasional  Weekly
One-Time

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Contact Person:
Judy Kingsbury, Volunteer Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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Address:

 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
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Directions:

 Meet at the Arboretum Visitor Center. To reach the Center from downtown/campus travel south on Mills Street past St. Mary's Hospital. At the stop sign marking the intersection of Mills St., Haywood, Wingra Drive, and Arboretum Drive, turn right onto Arboretum Drive. Go about 2 miles until you reach a large, paved parking lot adjacent to a building. This is the Arboretum Visitor Center. You may also reach the Visitor Center by turning east from Seminole Highway onto Arboretum Drive. Travel about .5 miles to a large, paved parking lot adjacent to a building - that is the Visitor Center. For Google Maps or MapQuest use the address "2880 Longenecker Drive, Madison 53711" to find the visitor center.

Web Site: http://www.uwarboretum.org

Additional Information

Is this an opportunity for youth to volunteer?
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum age allowed?
14
Is this opportunity appropriate for court-ordered service?
Yes
Last updated on March 27, 2014


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a relaxed, appreciative environment

 I volunteered at the Arboretum a few years ago and worked on their archives. It was a very pleasant environment and everyone was so friendly and appreciative. I'd highly recommend it!
posted by katreese on March 9, 2003
 
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