Volunteers wanted

All year round, apart from a short stop in wintertime, volunteers work in the Medicinal Herb garden, on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 till 12.30 and in summer (april till October) every Wednesday evening from 19.30 on.

There are at this moment about 30 volunteers. Because we work on different times; and are with so many people, some coordination in the approach of the work is needed. Therefor all volunteers are instructed when they join. Every 3 or 4 weeks an email is sent with news, new plans and instructions how to proceed. We have a professional horticultural adviser; he adjusts the working plans and schemes of plants regularly.

In principle everyone does the same work in the maintenance of the garden. Weeding of course, but also sowing, clipping and participate in plans for new plants. Some people have taken assigned tasks, such as making coffee; cleaning the tools or making signs with names of the plants. One of the members of the board of the Vereniging coordinates all this, together with 6 other volunteers.

In June, around the time of midsummer, we lunch together; and twice or three times each year there is an evening at the house of one of us, to talk about the future of the garden; plans for new plants, for social contact and, well, just for fun. Once a year the Vereniging organizes an excursion the a botanical garden or something like that.

Would you like to know more, or join us, please contact  Mirjam Louisse, 020-6620227, or send an email: mail@vriendenbeatrixpark.nl