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The Friends of The Arboretum
The Friends of The Arboretum is a newly-launched, cooperative communal measure by the Kent County Junior Chamber ('JAYCEES')
Friends of The Arboretum Program is a flexible, friendly and fun gardening program for adults, men and women, retirees, groups, families, students and corporations.
This horticulture volunteer program introduces individuals to the beautiful public gardens of the award-winning JAYCEE Riverwalk Corridor & Arboretum and offers an opportunity to become involved in the maintenance and improvement of this special place.
Gardening is a healthful and rewarding experience while having fun developing gardening skills, learning about plant materials and what's involved by assisting the JAYCEES with horticultural tasks while maintaining a variety of specialty gardens.
This program is offered during the week and available weekends, some hand tools are provided with organized and scheduled workshops on tool sharpening, pruning, plant / weed identification as well as general garden maintenance is offered throughout the season.
Volunteers can assist at Special Events with such general gardening duties, teach workshops on plant-related subjects, conduct garden tours, create flower arrangements, photograph and/or video-tape events, help maintain a trail or portion of a trail, flower bed section(s) as individuals, families, groups or organizations (clubs, camps, scouts, etc.).