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Calling All Green Thumbs!
Calling All Green Thumbs!

Forest Lawn Seeks Participants For Its Landscape Renewal Volunteer Program.

Gardeners with all levels of experience needed.

            As Forest Lawn continues to implement its peerless Landscape Renewal Plan to “return the forest to Forest Lawn,” volunteers with all levels of experience who enjoy gardening and working outdoors are needed to assist with special projects such as planting of garden areas; maintenance of existing plants; routine landscape maintenance (such as mulching, weeding, watering, etc.), seasonal tree pruning and more. While gardening experience is helpful, it is not required.  Master gardeners are also welcome to apply.

            “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Forest Lawn’s historic landscape while helping to preserve and protect it,” says Matt Quirey, Horticultural Manager. “We welcome anyone with an interest in gardening to join us - we always need willing and eager volunteers.”

            Tools will be provided (though volunteers are welcome and encouraged to bring their favorite gardening tools); volunteers should wear appropriate outdoor attire, footwear and sunscreen. Bottled water will be available.

            The group will meet at the gazebo in the meadow next to the Forest Lawn chapel. To reach the chapel, enter through either set of gates and follow the white line on the road. Events will be held rain or shine; however, they will be canceled if thunder and lightning or high winds are predicted.

            Forest Lawn’s Landscape Renewal Volunteer Program participants will meet on the following dates and times; anyone interested is invited to join in on as many sessions as their schedule permits; no reservations necessary:

Fridays at Forest Lawn
8:00 a.m.  –  10 a.m.

June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 12, 19, 26 (no event Friday, July 5th)
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25

Sunset Gardening
Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m.  - 8 p.m.

June 4, 11, 18, 25       
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Second Saturdays
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12

            For more information about the Landscape Renewal Volunteer program, visit www.forest-lawn.com/page/volunteer or contact Matt Quirey at 716.885.1606, ext. 213.

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