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Sat, Apr 15

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Country Arbors Nursery

Volunteer for the Native Plant Sale

Get your hands dirty, socialize with plant-lovers, and help distribute native plants to our community! The pollinators will thank you.

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Volunteer for the Native Plant Sale
Volunteer for the Native Plant Sale

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2023, 9:00 AM

Country Arbors Nursery, 1742 County Rd 1400 N, Urbana, IL 61802, USA

About the event

One of the best volunteer opportunities of the year because you can work and socialize at the same time! All activities at Country Arbors Nursery, Urbana (watch for signs to locate the greenhouse). It takes lots of volunteers working together to raise and distribute over 7000 native plants. Grand Prairie Friends has always had tremendous support from the community with this sale. Maybe that is because it's so much fun and gratifying to see the happy faces of customers as they pick up their plants. It is rewarding to know more and more native plants are being planted in gardens in urban and rural areas for the pollinators we depend on. Come help out with that effort!

Transplanting:

  • Saturday, April 15        10 am-noon
  • Saturday, April 15        1-3 pm
  • Sunday, April 16   10 am-noon
  • Sunday, April 16   1-3 pm - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Monday, April 17  10 am-noon - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Monday, April 17  1-3 pm - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Tuesday, April 18  10 am-noon
  • Tuesday, April 18  1-3 pm
  • Wednesday, April 19  10 am-noon

Label Pots:

  • Sunday, May 14  1-3 pm

Pick and Quality Assure Orders:

  • Tuesday, May 16        9 am-noon
  • Wednesday, May 17   9 am-noon
  • Thursday, May 18   9 am-noon
  • Friday, May 19   9 am-noon

Load Orders into Customer Vehicles:

  • Tuesday, May 16        3-6 pm
  • Wednesday, May 17   3-6 pm
  • Thursday, May 18   3-6 pm
  • Friday, May 19   3-6 pm

Final Cleanup of Site:

  • Friday, May 19        4-7 pm

Here are the different ways you can volunteer.  If you are inexperienced, we have plenty of people who will help you get started.

You can RSVP above or click here to sign up for your slot(s): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44a9ad2dabfc1-2023#/

Here are further details on the sale itself:

Online sale runs April 30-May 13 at https://www.grandprairiefriends.org/events/annual-native-plant-sale   See our plant catalog for plant list, prices, and descriptions.  

Questions?  Contact volunteer@grandprairiefriends.org

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