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A blog for Chicago Master Gardeners providing information on volunteer opportunities, training, workshops and resources.

Upcoming Volunteer OPS: Chicago Flower Show and Macy's Flower Show

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Good morning Chicago Master Gardeners,

Just a note to give you a heads up on a couple of upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier: March 7-15, 2009

I have been talking with a flower show coordinator about Master Gardener participation at the Flower Show.

We would man an information booth as in the past and also may assist with some of the following: introducing speakers at seminars, providing event and exhibit info to visitors and potting parties (groups of 25 people donate money to charity and plant their own potted plant to take home with them) and flower arranging classes (groups of 25 people donate money to charity and get to design their own floral arrangement to take home with them)- both were a hit last year's show in Rosemont.

For Master Gardener perks we have asked for free parking, lunch and 2 complementary show tickets.

There are lots of details to be worked out. I will keep you posted.

Macy's on State Flower Show: April 1-15, 2009

Not a lot of info yet, except show will not be as large as last year. Last year Master Gardeners had an info table and provided tours.

I will keep you posted.

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