Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners Association
Volunteer and Make a Difference
Your time can make a difference. Here are some of the many volunteer opportunities that are available right now.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with the Southeast Master Gardeners Association.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities:
Lead Garden Tour Organizer - Start ASAP - The garden tour is the main fundraising event of the season for the SEAKMG Scholarship program. Volunteering for this position includes organizing people to solicit for gardens to be hosted in the tour, advertise the tour, develop tour maps, ticketing, etc.
Johnson Youth Center Project - Volunteers Needed -
To give you a little history of the project.......Past President, Debbie White and past board member, Jerry Hauf with JYC teacher, Jo Dahl, started 12 to 14 of us teaching very basis gardening classes for the past 4 years at the Center. Jerry got the boys excited about hot peppers. Debbie encouraged interest in vegetables.
Currently, Susanne Williams has made up teaching packets covering the different subjects. Some have a power point discs to go with them. They have a sample of handouts and master copy of materials in the packets. So a gardener can refer to the subject. We need your help. If you can volunteer please contact Suzanne.
Basic gardening classes are taught by Master Gardeners once a week on Friday mornings. Gardeners guide boys on starting seeds under grow lights in the class room. Later, they thin and pot up to larger pots and change lighting where needed. Different gardeners cover the variety of subjects. Spring, gardeners help the boys get the greenhouses and beds cleaned, cleared & ready for planting. Their teacher, Jo Dahl helps the boys work out a crop rotation plan.
I hope more gardeners, who have the time, will join us.I hope more gardeners, who have the time, will join us.
JYC Garden Class Scheduler and SEAK Master Gardener,
July 14-15, 2012 Garden Tour Volunteer Opportunities
Garden Helpers - July 7-13 - The garden helpers are those who work with the garden owners to make sure their gardens are ready to show the day of the tour. The benefits of being a garden helper is that you learn lots, you earn volunteer hours, and you get to visit the tour gardens for free.
Garden Docents/Co-hosts - July 14 or 15 - The garden docents/co-hosts are responsible for helping the garden owners to manage guests on tour day. The benefits of being a docent is that you learn lots, you earn volunteer hours, and you get to visit the tour gardens on the day you are not volunteering!