Registration deadline: Monday January 21, 2019
Are you interested in gardening? Do you enjoy meeting new people and volunteering in your community? If so, we hope you’ll join our Volunteer Garden Steward training program! We are seeking community members who can assist with the leadership of our 2-hour volunteer gardening sessions on Saturday mornings. With support from our experienced garden leaders, Garden Stewards will help guide small groups of volunteers in the care of Central Park Gardens. Our volunteers typically include many UC Davis students seeking volunteer service opportunities, UC Master Gardeners, and community members from a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Join the Garden Steward training program to be held from 9 am to 1pm on Saturdays—January 26, February 2, and February 9. Training will be led by experienced horticulturists and educators Emily Griswold, Taylor Lewis, and Stacey Parker. Hands-on gardening training topics will include pruning, planting, weed identification and control, mulching, and perennial and grass care. Trainees will also learn background information about Central Park Gardens as well as leadership skills and tips for engaging volunteers in the garden. After completion of the training, Garden Stewards will be asked to commit to assisting with Saturday morning volunteer gardening sessions at least once a month for a year. We are requesting a $30 training fee to cover materials, and scholarships are available.
Central Park Gardens is located on B Street between Third and Fourth Streets in downtown Davis. We are a completely volunteer developed and run organization. Volunteers work to create our inspiring demonstration gardens and engaging educational programs. These community resources aim to motivate home gardeners in the region to adopt more sustainable gardening practices. Our dedicated volunteers come together to care for the gardens and in the process have lots of fun, meet like-minded people, learn more about gardening, and have the joy of contributing to a community treasure.
Register today! Click here to sign up for the Garden Steward training.
Our 2017 Garden Steward Training participants said...
"Excellent training. Really enjoyable with a comfortable learning atmosphere."
"I learned so much in the training, and I can't wait to use and share my new skills."
"This training and everyone involved was fantastic - very uplifting!"