Sunday, January 16, 2011

Volunteer Opportunities for Gardeners around DC

I saw a post on a local garden forum asking for volunteer opportunities for gardeners. Just in case one of your resolutions for the New Year is to do a little volunteering, here are some sources for local volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities - from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Site.

City Blossoms - Help create urban gardening experiences for children and communities.

United States Botanic Garden - Opportunities are available weekdays or weekends in horticulture, education, and behind-the-scenes activities

University of Maryland Native Garden - help maintain garden, run plant sales, etc.

Search results from - keyword garden, location Washington, DC

Search results from - keyword garden, location Washington, DC

Become a Master Gardener - University of Maryland Extension, Virginia Master Gardener Program

Look What's Blooming in this Virginia Garden

Back in February 2007, fellow garden blogger, Carol, decided to start keeping track of what was blooming in her garden from year to year by posting garden photos in her blog, May Dreams Garden, on the 15th of each month and inviting other gardeners to add their photos. Since then, the popularity of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day has grown!

Although you wouldn't think that many local gardeners would still be able to find enough beauty in their yards to share, local Virginia gardener Jan participated yesterday by adding photos of all of the beautiful color that is filling her yard this winter. Jan is still surrounded by reds, yellows, oranges and blues. Check out her blog post, What's Blooming in January 2011, to find out her secret!

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