Secrest is actively recruiting volunteers to participate in the new Master Gardener class to be held in the arboretum in 2017. The class will be held on Wednesdays from March 15th to May 17th, 9:00AM to 3:30PM. By completing the 50+ hour training program and 50 volunteer hours, participants will become OSU certified Master Gardener volunteers.
There are still spaces for people in class. Apply today, but hurry, the deadline is January 27.
It is finally here! No, not the presidential election, and not the iPhone 7. Its something you’ve wanted for the past four months. Something big and revolutionary. Alright, well maybe not that, but it is something to be excited about.
A Gathering of Gardeners-Secrest Master Gardeners!
Secrest Master Gardeners will gather on September 23, from 12:30-2 at the Secrest Arboretum Taylor Pavilion. The purpose of this gathering is to catch up, have some fun, and begin planning for next year. The Taylor Pavilion is located at the children’s garden. Please bring a snack to share.
Following the gathering is the Secrest Guided Autumn Walk (2-3:30). All are encouraged to participate in the walk.
Hope to see you there!
Hi all! This is a reminder that we’ll be meeting on Thursday, August 4th from 10 to 12 at the Smucker’s Store for our monthly monarch garden tending session. Lots of flowers should be in bloom in Smucker’s meadow, and of course we’ll have good fellowship and volunteer hours for all. I hope you can join us!
It’s hard to believe that August is almost here! With that comes the start of school. If you are interested in helping better the outdoor learning and play experience for students at one of Wooster’s lowest income elementary, you might be consider volunteering at the Cornerstone Play Lab. A brand new, state-of-the-art outdoor playground that is unlike any playground you’ve ever seen. It combines natural and man-made play elements.
Volunteers are needed to help plant trees and perennials on August 3, from 6-9 PM. Please bring tools, including shovels, spades, gloves, and anything else you like to use to plant trees.
You may sign up for the event on the VMS website. Choose ‘Cornerstone Play Lab’.
Or for more information please contact Bob Kruse. email@example.com
Cornerstone Elementary is located at:
101 W. Bowman Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for, a video tutorial on how to log your hours!
The video can also be found on the volunteer page.
Project RISE is coming back to Secrest this summer! Last year was our first time participating in the program and we are excited to host it again this year. Project RISE is designed for homeless students to “empower students and their families by providing opportunities to improve the quality of their lives through educational, cultural, and community resources.”
Project RISE will visit Secrest on July 26. This is where we need your help! We anticipate 100 parents and children this year and four volunteers are needed to help lead groups through the arboretum to various activity stations. Lunch will be provided.
Click here to sign up to help. Look for ‘Project RISE’ on the projects page.
I’m so sorry for yet another date error. Thanks to Susan C. for catching the obvious fact that the first Thursday of July (Smucker’s work day) is the 7th, not the 9th. My apologies!!!
Hi all! I hope you’re planning a fun holiday weekend! This is a reminder that we’ll be meeting on Thursday, July 7th from 10 to 12 at the Smucker’s Store for our monthly monarch garden tending session. I hope you can join us!
A safe and happy 4th to everyone,
If you’re able to help, there will be another pollinator planting day at Smucker’s in Orville tomorrow, June 22nd. Hope you can attend!