Thursday, February 18, 2010

Volunteers Needed - Tentative Schedule

We are in need of Master Gardeners (or other plant-smart people) to volunteer at the tables. Last year's sales and other donations were always greater when a plant-smart person was at the table.

The Plant sale is going to be each of the 5 weekends in May (Fri, Sat, Sun) from 10a - 6p.
Location: Costco Avon, 120 Stockwell Dr, Avon, MA 02322

April 30 - May 2 -- Featuring 4" Geraniums from JP Bartletts of Sudbury, MA.
May 7- May 9 (Mom's day) -- Featuring Proven Winners 10" hanging baskets from Pleasant View Gardens of Loudon, NH.
May 14 - May 16
May 21 - May 23 -- Highlighting on Heirloom tomato and veggies
May 28 - May 30 (Memorial day weekend) -- The lets-get-rid-of-all-the-plants sale... and featuring Flanders Poppies.

Set up and tear down is on the warehouse.

It may be inside the warehouse... that is still TBD. (But last year we were outside.)

What I DO know is: Each volunteer will get a 15 min break every 2 hours: a free one day shopping pass to Costco, and a voucher for lunch at the Costco food court. Parking and cold bottled water are free. And since it is at Costco... real bathroom facilities on site. (always a plus! lol)

We'd like to see 3 to 4 MG's do 4 hour shifts (10a-2p, 12n-4p and 2p-6p). We think we can keep 3 to 4 MG's pretty busy. So the more the merrier.

If the MG's have plant material to donate, we would welcome that as well. I am making bench cards for all the plants, so if they know what they are bringing and can tell me at least a week ahead of time... that would be helpful.

As I said before, Children's Miracle Network, on behalf of Children's Hospital Boston, will verify all volunteer hours so they can be credited towards volunteer requirements for the MG's.

Please click the link Join Our All-Volunteer Force (to the right)

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This post will be updated as necessary.

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