Engaging Volunteers!


Starr Garden had our bi-weekly gardening last night, with only two volunteers!   Despite the small (and usual turnout!) We were able to accomplish so much in two short hours!!  I’ll be sure to post some before and after shots once I get the forsythia hedges pruned!

My question to all you other Green Machine Parks, I am curious to know your methodology (if any!) for finding and engaging volunteers!  We seem to have the same handful (literally 5) who really contribute to the gardening aspect.  Not sure if this is par for the course or I’m crazy to expect a good 15-20 people!  So far, besides publicizing our gardening meet-ups as good exercise, social time with neighbors, beautification of the park, education in gardening, etc…we provide free water ice vouchers.   Does anyone else have any good tips?   


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