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Franklin Park Conservatory - Community Garden Campus 7/25/12

Columbus Gives Back

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Join Columbus Gives Back as we assist Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens prepare their Scott’s Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus.

What to expect: Volunteers will help with garden maintenance tasks including, weeding, planting, deadheading, harvesting, washing and weighing produce.  

When: Wednesday, July 25; 5:30 -7:30 pm  

Where: 1777 E. Broad Columbus Ohio 43203 

Where to Park: Parking is available in the Community Garden parking lot.  When you pull into Broad St entrance, stay to the left.  Drive past the compost piles and greenhouse and then you will see the entrance to the community garden campus lot.

What to Wear: Please wear clothes and appropriate footwearfor yard work and make sure to check the weather before leaving your house. If we have light rain, we will still work, but heavy rain and thunderstorms we will cancel.  Tools & gloves will be provided.

After the Event: Volunteers are invited to come out for food and drinks afterwards at Old Bag of Nails, Bexley.

Event Coordinator: Claire at claire@columbusgivesback.org

Additional Information: There will be brief orientation at the start of the session and projects will be discussed.  Volunteers should meet at the brick house on the campus at 5:30pm.

About the Garden:  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus provides a living classroom and community resource for anyone interested in gardening and edible landscapes, and serves as home base for the outreach program Growing to Green. In 2011 edible gardens maintained by Conservatory staff and volunteers produces over one ton of produce that was donated to local food banks, and used in the Conservatory’s Garden Café and new food education programs. Food crops, herbs and perennial gardens were well tended by the staff and volunteers in 2011, and an even busier, more prolific growing season is anticipated for the Campus in 2012. Forty community plots were rented in 2011, and individuals, families and special needs groups grew food for themselves and donated a portion of their produce to food pantries. 

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please notify the event leader if you have RSVP'ed but are unable to attend the event.  A minimum of 3 volunteers is required to run this event.  Event will be cancelled in the event of thunderstorms or heavy rain.

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Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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