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Seattle Public Library seeking volunteer gardeners

Posted by Mike on June 10th, 2011

Interested in weeding gardens, raking leaves and picking up litter, all for a good cause and all in your own neighborhood?

The Seattle Public Library is recruiting volunteers to help maintain the garden and grounds at several branch libraries, including the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., and the Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E.

Gardening at the library is an opportunity for friends, family and company teams to volunteer together. High-school students can obtain service-learning hours for graduation requirements. Student volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

The Library’s Maintenance Supervisor will provide an on-site orientation and work with volunteers. The supervisor will provide gardening tools, gloves and eye protection. Volunteers must be able to use basic hand tools and work safely.

Work parties will be scheduled at the branches from June through October.

Other branches included in the program are Ballard, Broadview, Capitol Hill, Columbia, Douglass-Truth, Fremont, Lake City, Magnolia, Rainier Beach and University.

To volunteer, email Anne Vedella, volunteer services coordinator, at  Anne.Vedella@spl.org, or call her at  206-386-4614. Volunteer applications can be downloaded here.



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