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Volunteer for "Garden in the City" Event

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Happy Spring Master Gardeners!

Garden in a City, America's first garden and landscape design show focusing on urban horticulture and the greening of urban communities will debut in Chicago's Grant Park, May 13-May 21. (Check out the website www.chicagoparkdistrict.comand click on Garden in a City)

As part of the Chicago Greening Network, (www.greennetchicago.org) Master Gardeners are going to staff the Greening Networkdisplay. The display's focus will be Community Gardens around the city and the steps/resources needed to set one up! Master Gardeners are going to staff the Greening Networkdisplay. The display's focus will be Community Gardens around the city and the steps/resources needed to set one up!

Although the show will be open everyday from 10:00 a.m. until 8 p.m., we think we will be well covered with Master Gardeners being present in two shifts:

AM Shift: 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

PM Shift: 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

We will work in teams of two.

This show looks like it will have lots of wonderful information; practical, "hands in the dirt" information about urban, small space, and roof gardening!

So, you could get some Volunteer hours -- and learn some good stuff!

The show will be downtown in the Grant Park Band Shell area -- directly south of Millennium park with easy assess to public transportation.

Want to help? Contact Bob Haisman (Yeah,that guy again!) at the email below-- tell him, Date (May 13 to 20) and what shift AM (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or PM (2 p.m.to 6 p.m.). Include Email and telephone number.

Thanks,I look forward to working with you again.

Bob Haisman: gardenoprf@sbcglobal.net 708-997-1993



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