Join Us for Dirt Days
We are looking forward to another productive season in the garden this year. New volunteers are always welcome, and we encourage you to check below for upcoming Dirt Days starting in April. Contact Trang and Jody at volunteercoordinator@thefriend
Our current Dirt Days schedule is:
April 15 and 22 for planting roses. Thereafter we will work on the 3rd Saturday of the month
May 20 in conjunction with flower picking to aid the Celebration of Old Roses
June 24, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21
We work on areas of the garden that need weeding or mulching, pruning or deadheading mother plants in pots or in the garden. Volunteers also join our ongoing project of maintaining our small propagation nursery. Tasks include all aspects of producing young plants that go to our curators or are sold in our rose sales. The circle of jobs runs from cutting and prepping roses to be rooted in our mist tunnel to cleaning newly rooted small plants, organizing them on tables, labeling, weeding pots fertilizing and mulching, maintaining a tidy workplace.
We are encouraging potential volunteers to set up regular times that suit their schedule to help to maintain the nursery. Each volunteer is provided with training, and retraining by the curator and the volunteer coordinators. And we aim to make their time as independent as they feel comfortable with.
To volunteer, please contact the coordinators. Our space for parking is quite limited and each volunteer day has to be carefully planned ahead. All volunteer work takes place at the current site of the collection:
3003 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472