Boone County Arboretum Volunteer Opportunities

by Justin on March 25, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities at the Boone County Arboretum

Volunteer Opportunities at the Boone County Arboretum

Volunteer Opportunities at the Boone County Arboretum


Dig in the Dirt (Tuesdays)

  • Every Tuesday starting on April 1st from 9am-12noon
  • Boone County Arboretum, Concession area
  • Lunch Provided

Volunteers are needed for various tasks throughout the season. These tasks may include pruning, weeding or planting, working in the various gardens or special educational work days. No registration needed.


Special Dig in the Dirt Days
Tuesday April 8th -Spring Plant Sale Dig Up (This is located in Anderson Township a Clara Bergers house, where we will be collecting plants for our annual Spring Plant Sale. Each volunteer will get to take home a free plant of their choosing among the plants that we collect).

Tuesday April 15th -Dig in the Dirt volunteers will receive free registration to Friends of Boone County Arboretum annual Dogwood Dash 5k.

Note: There will be another Spring Plant Sale Dig up day at Christy Davidson’s residence… date is to be determined.

Dig in the Dirt (Thursdays)

  • Every Thursday starting on April 3rd from 1pm-3pm
  • Boone County Arboretum, Concession area
  • No Lunch Provided
  • Volunteers are needed for various tasks at the Boone County Arboretum throughout the season. These tasks may include pruning, weeding or planting, working in the various gardens or special educational work days. No registration needed.

Arbor Day

  • Saturday, April 26th from noon-4:00pm
  • Boone County Arboretum will have a lot going on this day, Dogwood Dash is from 9:00am-11:30am, followed by Arbor Day. If you are interested in volunteering to help with various task please contact me for details.

Purple People Bridge – Edible Plants

  • We have decided to enter the Purple People Bridge Container Planting Contest again this year! This year’s theme is Edible Plants.
  • We will need volunteers to help design, plant, and maintain our container garden throughout the year.
  • Planting takes play on May 17, 2014 from 9:00am to noon. The first judging will be June 15th, second judging September 14th.
  • If you are interested in participating in the Purple People Bridge Contest please contact Lacey Laudick (Info below).

Spring Plant Sale

  • Our annual Spring Plant sale takes place on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 9:00am-Noon in Shelter #1 at Boone County Arboretum.
  • Volunteers will be needed to help thin out two beautiful large gardens in Anderson Township owned by Clara Berger and Christy Davidson. These will be special dig in the dirt Tuesdays.
  • Dates: April 8th (Dig in the Dirt) will take place at Clara Berger’s personal garden in Anderson Township from 9-noon. Volunteers will be able to take one plant home with them.
  • TBA Christy Davidson personal garden Dig in the Dirt day.

Field Trips

  • Boone County Arboretum offers free fields trips to local schools to learn about plants and nature-related topics. Kids are usually 4th grade and younger. We typically have about 7-8 stations for students to learn from, each station lasts from 5-10 minutes.
  • We will need volunteers to help teach each station
  • Volunteers for the program MUST HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK done and are preferred to have some sort of educational background.

Community Activity Fair
This year, the community activity fair will be located at the Farmers Market located next to Boone County Extension on the corner of KY 18 and Camp Ernst Road. We have decide to participate in this wonderful opportunity that could teach the public about Boone County Arboretum and Friends.
-The fair is from 10:00am-2:00pm, we will need a couple volunteers to help set, break down, and present the Arboretum as the best place to visit in the Tri-State area.

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the Boone County Arboretum!
If interested in volunteering for any of these events contact me. Dig in the Dirt Days there is no need for registration or advance notification, just show up at 9:00am or 1:00pm (however if you want to do Spring Plant Sale Dig Up please let me know in advance).

Lacey Laudick
Volunteer Coordinator
(859)586-6101

Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Rd.
Union, Kentucky 41091 (MAP)
(859) 384-4999
http://www.bcarboretum.org

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