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Farm & Compost Volunteer Days 2019

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11355

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Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at QBG’s urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Takes place every Wednesday May 1 through October 26, 9am to 12pm. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For individual sign-up only. Registration required.

Important Volunteer Details:

• Work on the Farm & Compost site necessitates an ability to perform diverse, sometimes repetitive, tasks that can be physically demanding.

• You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer.

• Space is limited. Please let us know if you cannot attend a workday as soon as possible, and no later than 7 days before the workday, so someone else may take your spot. Volunteers who miss more than 2 scheduled shifts will have future registrations removed.

• You will receive a confirmation email noting the days for which you have registered and before each workday.


Admission and Parking is free on all days you volunteer.

CANCELLATIONS

In the case that an event is cancelled, you will be notified via email.

COMMUNICATIONS

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PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. If you do not give QBG permission to take and use your image, you must notify an event organizer or staff when you arrive for this event. QBG cannot be held responsible for third-party outlets. QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

MISSED VOLUNTEER DAY POLICY

We rely on volunteers to make our programs a success and consider registration to be a commitment of attendance. After two missed volunteer days with no notice of cancellation from you, your future registrations will be canceled under the Garden’s discretion. You will have to appeal to be considered for further volunteer days with QBG.

GARDEN ETIQUETTE

QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and to be considerate of fellow guests as well. For more guidelines on garden etiquette, visit our website.

GETTING TO QBG

By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus. For driving directions and more information, please visit our website.

PARKING

On-site parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355.

ABOUT QBG

QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.

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