Volunteers at Work

Last week, volunteers Fran and Chris pointed out that when we are working in the native garden, many people pass by us without a second glance in our direction; they mistake us for park staff doing our job maintaining the native garden.

It is true that we get a lot of support from park staff — tools, mulch, logs, water lines, encouragement — but the work of planting, mulching, weeding, pruning, and watering is done by volunteers, by people like you and me.

Fran and Chris suggested we put up a sign that informs passers by who we are and what we are doing. Here is what we came up with:

Volunteers@WorkSign

So the next time you visit the park on a Saturday morning and see this sign near the native garden, look for volunteers nearby. Stop and say hello. And if the spirit moves you, roll up your sleeves and give us a hand.

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About Arvind Kumar

Native plant gardener in San Jose, CA. I have been growing native plants since 2000 in a tract home lot front and back.
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