Adopt-a-Garden

Adopt-a-Garden

Adopt-a-Garden

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by Kristan Kelleher

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Adopt-a-Garden, Louisville Zoo's volunteer botanical gardening program, is looking for experienced gardeners. Now in its third year, the program will allow individuals, families, and groups with green thumbs to adopt specific garden sites throughout the Zoo. Signs will mark each garden site with the individual's or group's name.

A required orientation session, which includes an overview of the Adopt-a-Garden program, will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Gheens Room in The Islands exhibit.

The program runs mid-April through mid-November, and sizes and locations of the garden plots vary. This program is designed for experienced gardeners and no training is provided.

Participants are required to submit a plan for their area and will be responsible for planting the garden, wedding, watering and maintaining it throughout the growing season, including spring and fall bed clean up. Cost of plants will be at the volunteer's expense or, with prior permission, plants can be brought in from volunteers' own gardens. The cost of the plants may be tax deductible.

For additional information and to RSVP for the orientation session, contact Diane Taylor, Coordinator of Volunteers at the Louisville Zoo, at mary.taylor@louisvilleky.gov or visit the Louisville Zoo's website.

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