Volunteer at Bowne House and Weeping Beech Park
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This event repeats on the 1st Saturday of every month between 10/6/2018 and 12/8/2018.
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Volunteer at one of the oldest gardens in New York City and the Weeping Beech Park next door. It's fall and the Bowne House site and Weeping Beech Park gardens are slowing down and preparing for the winter season.
Help us clean up the summer debris. You can work in teams on group projects, alone, or provide specialized horticulture or other garden expertise. Previous groups of volunteers have enjoyed working together and witnessing the impact of their team work and efforts over a three-hour period.
Adults and children are welcome.
Raking Teams: Rake tree leaves that have gathered in the garden beds and place them in paper bags for the NYC Compost Project. These leaves will be composted for future use at NYC Parks and community gardens. There will be a strong educational focus on sustainability 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.
Bulb Planting Teams
Meet at the gate at 9:00 a.m.
Beautify Historic Flushing and the Bowne House