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Sat, Apr 20 - Fri, May 24 | Country Arbors Nursery

VOLUNTEER: 2024 Annual 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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Time & Location

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!

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

 

Transplanting:

  • Saturday, April 20   10 am-noon

  • Saturday, April 20   1-3 pm

  • Sunday, April 21  10 am-noon

  • Sunday, April 21   1-3 pm 

  • Monday, April 22  10 am-noon  

  • Monday, April 22  1-3 pm 

  • Tuesday, April 23  10 am-noon

  • Tuesday, April 23  1-3 pm

  • Wednesday, April 24  10 am-noon

  • Wednesday, April 24  1-3 pm

  • Thursday, April 25  10 am-noon

  • Thursday, April 25  1-3 pm
     

Label Pots:

  • Sunday, May 19 1-3 pm


Pick and Quality Assure Orders:

  • Tuesday, May 21   9 am-noon

  • Wednesday, May 22   9 am-noon

  • Thursday, May 23   9 am-noon

  • Friday, May 24   9 am-noon
     

Load Orders into Customer Vehicles:

  • Tuesday, May 21   3-6 pm

  • Wednesday, May 22   3-6 pm

  • Thursday, May 23   3-6 pm

  • Friday, May 24  3-6 pm
     

Final Cleanup of Site:

  • Friday, May 24 4-7 pm
     

You can RSVP above or click here to sign up for your slot(s).

 

Here are further details on the sale itself:

Online sale runs May 5 8am - May 18 5pm at Plant Sale.   See our plant catalog for plant list, prices, and descriptions.  

 

Questions?  

Contact volunteer@grandprairiefriends.org

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About the Event

Volunteer for our largest event of the year, the Annual Native Plant Sale!  Volunteers are needed in all areas from transplanting seedlings, labeling plants, picking orders, and loading final orders for customers.  Click on RSVP to sign up for your preferred area and time.

 

All events are hosted at:

Country Arbors Nursery

1742 County Rd 1400 N

Urbana, IL 61802, USA

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