Beautify Historic Flushing Garden Volunteer Project
Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
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It's spring, and the Bowne House site and Weeping Beech Park gardens are bursting with new growth and blooming flowers! Volunteer in one of the oldest gardens in New York City, and help us clean up the winter debris. You can work in teams on group projects, work by yourself, or provide specialized horticulture or other garden expertise. Adults and children are welcome.
Previous groups of volunteers have enjoyed working together and witnessing the impact of their team work and efforts!
Volunteer teams include:
- Raking teams: Rake tree leaves that have gathered in the garden beds and pick them up into paper bags for the NYC Compost Project. These leaves will be composted for future use in NYC community gardens and other NYC Parks and Recreation areas. The there is a strong educational focusing on sustainable in garden and park areas.
- Mulching teams: Mulch the garden beds to help maintain moisture arounds the plantings in the dry periods and prevent weeds from taking over the areas. Move the mulch into wheelbarrows and into containers to help spread throughout the garden beds.